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Amaru Kancha: The archaeological remains nearby to Cusco Main Square

16 December 2014

Also know as the dwelling of the Inca Wayna Qapac; the area corresponding to this place is partially occupied by the Jesus Company, Justice Palace and the University Auditorium (Cusco).

 

Their name Amaru Kancha comes from two Runasimi words, which means "enclosure of the snakes" or "camp closed of the serpents".


It's location are among Loreto street & Sol Avenue. The base of this edification presents a rectangular shape, the material that was used for its construction was the granite stone and green diorite.


In ancient times, the Amaru Kancha was the palace of the Inca Wayna Qapac, but in the actuality over it was built the Jesus Company and the University Auditorium. Which belongs to the San Antonio Abad University of Cusco (UNSAAC - Acronyms in spanish).

 

Because was the dwelling of the Inca Wayna Qapaq is considerate as tourist interest and in the actuality it can be appreciated the Inca walls in Loreto street.

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