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The Gran Ruta Inca: A Force for Andean Integration (lecture)

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2006
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Admission: Free; a ticket is required.

Ricardo Espinosa, independent researcher, writer, and avid explorer of ancient routes, discusses the attraction of the Great Inca Highland Road, known as the Gran Ruta Inca in Spanish.

This road, the main north-south thoroughfare of the Inca Empire in the Andes of South America, is one of the marvels of antiquity. It runs approximately 4,300 miles from the extreme south of Colombia to central Chile and western Argentina, passing through the Andean Highlands of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

For local communities and visitors alike, the Gran Ruta Inca is a dialogue with the sacred in a landscape that is alive with beauty, connection, and meaning.

Espinosa discusses his fieldwork on the route and the efforts of the World Conservation Union to establish a network of protected areas to conserve and manage the international corridor associated with this archaeological treasure of the Andes.

This lecture is presented by the Getty Conservation Institute in conjunction with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

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El Señor Espinosa presentará esta conferencia en español el 8 de diciembre en Los Angeles River Center & Gardens. Gratis; no es necesario reservar. Más información.

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