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Qorikancha – Temple of the Sun (Peru)

Link to Wikipedia Quorikancha was originally named Intikancha or Intiwasi and was built around 1438-1471 CE. Located at the old Inca capital of Cusco, it was mostly destroyed after the 16th century war with the Spanish conquistadors. Today, the early stonework serves as the foundation for the Santo Domingo church and convent. To build Quorikancha, […]

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Machu Picchu

Link to Wikipedia Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel in southern Peru.  At 7,970 feet above sea level, Machu Picchu sits high above the Sacred Valley northwest of Cuzco. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). It is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. […]

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Ollantaytambo Inka Ruins

Link to Wikipedia Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru about 45 miles from Cusco.  At 9,160 feet above sea level, Ollantaytambo was during the mid-15th century the royal estate of Inca Emperor Pachacuti, who conquered the region and built the town and a ceremonial center. During the Spanish conquest of […]

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