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In Peru's mountains, pre-Hispanic engineering helps gather water


In the mountains of the Peru's Lima province, a small network of man-made stone canals furrows the hillsides to collect water from the rivers and irrigate the land through underground aquifers, even during times of drought. This engineering system of pre-Hispanic origin is known as "amunas", a Quechua root word meaning "to retain water".

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