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Article about the real name of Machu Picchu

07 April 2015

The citadel of Machu Picchu located in the Peruvian Andes (Cusco), which was built by the ancient Inca ruler Pachacuteq around 1440, would name then "Patallaqta", this according to the Spanish historian Mari Carmen Martin Rubio, the name comes from the Quechua words Pata (step) and Llaqta (village), which would come from crops systems, which served them to gain ground on the mountains.

Martin Rubio, a historian who believes that the real name of the Citadel is Patallaqta would have as a backup for your comments, Chapter XXXII of the chronicle of Juan de Betanzos Suma and narration of the Incas text which mentions that the Inca wanted Pachacuteq be buried in "their houses Patallaqta".

Although the theory would not be new, the historian says that the Document is confirmed, and just as she Peruvian historian Federico Kaufmann Doig consider feasible Patallaqta out the name on top of the citadel of Machu Picchu.

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