Cantalloc Aqueducts

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Coordinates: 14°49′36″S 74°54′37″W / 14.82667°S 74.91028°W / -14.82667; -74.91028

Cantalloc Aqueducts
Acueductos subterráneos de Cantalloc, Nazca, Perú, 2015-07-29, DD 05.JPG
General information
TypeAqueduct
Town or cityIca
CountryPeru

The Cantalloc Aqueducts are a series of aqueducts located 4 km north of the city of Nazca, Peru, built by the Nazca culture. More than 40 aqueducts were built, which were used all year round. There are other aqueducts in different parts of the city.[1]

They are part of a system of aqueducts of the same type called puquios that were built by the pre-Inca civilization of Nazca about 1,500 years ago.

The aqueducts ensured the supply of water to the city of Nazca and the surrounding fields, allowing the cultivation of cotton, beans, potatoes, and other crops in an arid region.

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  1. ^ "ACUEDUCTO DE CANTALLOC". Mincetur. Retrieved August 30, 2016.

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