Inca roads given World Heritage status

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Ancient Inca roads have been announced as a World Heritage site by the United Nations.

The roads, also known as the Qhapaq Nan, run through six South American countries.

The trails were used hundreds of years ago.

Their main function was to link communities, including the Inca capital Cusco, to mountains, valleys, rainforests

The United Nations say the road is an engineering wonder that must be preserved.

The Qhapaq Nan was built over hundreds of years and covers 30,000 km (18,600 miles), from Colombia in the north to Argentina and Chile in the south. The road travels through  Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

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