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El Camino Real - The Royal Road
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Roads & Rails Era: 1000-1599 DateCreated: 1519 Mexico City to Santa Fe State: NM Zip: 87501 Country: USA Website: https://www.asce.org/project/el-camino-real---the-royal-road/ Creator: Spain, Kingdom of

El Camino Real (literally, "the royal road") is the oldest and longest historical trail in the Western Hemisphere. The transportation link has, through the centuries, been called various names, including El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (literally, "the road to the interior" because the U.S. frontier was seen as the country interior to Mexico), the King's Highway and the Royal Highway. It became a transportation lifeline that helped integrate Spanish and European culture in the Southwestern U.S. 

YearAdded:
1986
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/National Park Service Image Caption: El Camino Real (literally, "the royal road") is the oldest and longest historical trail in the Western Hemisphere. Era_date_from: 1519
El Camino Real (The Royal Road) Eastern Branch
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Roads & Rails Era: 1000-1599 DateCreated: 16th Century San Antonio State: TX Zip: 78207 Country: Mexico Website: http://www.asce.org/project/el-camino-real---eastern-branch/ Creator: Spain, Kingdom of

Historically, a camino real (Royal Road) is defined as a road that connects Spanish capital with Spanish capital, a distinction not shared with roads connecting ordinary Spanish or Indian villages. The term Camino Real implied that the status and privileges granted to the villas and capitals it connected were extended to the main routes of travel through use by officials and others acting in the interest of the crown. Unlike ordinary Indian and Spanish villages, villas like San Antonio and others along the route had charters that prescribed royal privileges.

YearAdded:
1986
Image Credit: Photo courtesy Orange County Archives. Image Caption: The El Camino Real arches, located at Knott's Berry Farm in California. The arches are marked "El Camino Real: 'The King's Highway'" Era_date_from: 16th Century
Tipon
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Civil Engineering Profession Era: 1000-1599 DateCreated: 1200 - 1534 Acceso a Tipon
Tipon State: Zip: Country: Peru Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Tipon/ Creator: Incan Civilization and predecessors

Tipon is a self-contained, walled settlement that served as an estate for Inca nobility. Located 13 miles down the Huatanay River Valley by the Inca capital of Cusco, the 500-acre archeological site provides knowledge and better understanding of the pre-historic Inca and their irrigation and building skills. The site represents great mastery of irrigation and hydraulic technology. The civil engineers of Tipon designed buildings, 13 integrated central terraces, waterworks, hundreds of other terraces and massive structures to be visually and functionally harmonious with their surroundings.

YearAdded:
2006
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Emmanuel Dyan (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Tipon Era_date_from: 1200
Machu Picchu
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Civil Engineering Profession Era: 1000-1599 DateCreated: 1460 Santuario Historico Machu Picchu State: Zip: Country: Peru Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Machu-Picchu/ Creator: Inca Empire

Machu Picchu represents the culmination of Inca public works building standards and technology, as well as 4,000 years of Andean community development.  This landmark is the most well known archaeological site in South America and serves as a destination site for world travelers.  It was a royal estate for Emperor Pachacuti.  

YearAdded:
2006
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Chang'r (CC BY-ND 2.0) Image Caption: Machu Picchu Era_date_from: 1460
Hohokam Canal System
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Supply & Control Era: 1000-1599 DateCreated: 600 - 1450 AD Pueblo Grande Museum Phoenix State: AZ Zip: 85034 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Hohokam-Canal-System/ Creator: Hohokam Indians

Developed by the Hohokam, a prehistoric group of Native Americans, the canal system in the Salt River Valley serviced more than 100,000 acres of mostly arid desert country in what is now southern Arizona. The prehistoric Hohokam constructed one of the largest and most sophisticated irrigation networks ever created using pre-industrial technology. 

YearAdded:
1992
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Dave Hogg (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: The Hohokam irrigation system included some 700 miles of canals. Era_date_from: 600
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Hohokam Canal System

Developed by the Hohokam, a prehistoric group of Native Americans, the canal system in the Salt River Valley serviced more than 100,000 acres of mostly arid desert country in what is now southern Arizona. The prehistoric Hohokam constructed one of the largest and most sophisticated irrigation…

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu represents the culmination of Inca public works building standards and technology, as well as 4,000 years of Andean community development.  This landmark is the most well known archaeological site in South America and serves as a destination site for world travelers.  It was a royal…

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Tipon

Tipon is a self-contained, walled settlement that served as an estate for Inca nobility. Located 13 miles down the Huatanay River Valley by the Inca capital of Cusco, the 500-acre archeological site provides knowledge and better understanding of the pre-historic Inca and their irrigation and…

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El Camino Real (The Royal Road) Eastern Branch

Historically, a camino real (Royal Road) is defined as a road that connects Spanish capital with Spanish capital, a distinction not shared with roads connecting ordinary Spanish or Indian villages. The term Camino Real implied that the status and privileges granted to the villas and capitals it…

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El Camino Real - The Royal Road

El Camino Real (literally, "the royal road") is the oldest and longest historical trail in the Western Hemisphere. The transportation link has, through the centuries, been called various names, including El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (literally, "the road to the interior" because the U.…

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