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Tarawasi: A tourist site near to Cusco City

04 November 2014

The archeological complex of Tarawasi is located in the district of Limatambo, providence of Anta (Cusco region), to the left of the Limatambo river and 2675 meters above the sea level.


Its name comes from the union of two runasimi words, which would be: the first one is "Tara" that means bush and the second one is "Wasi" that means home. The construction of this complex would have been by Inka Pachacuteq mandate during the epoch of his reign.

Due to the structure of the archaeological complex was indicated that was a ceremonial center that is located in the beginnings of Chinchaysuyo, also it is observed the construction a temple which would be found seated on the Ushnu. A ceremonial altar with a piramidal shape that was used for important ceremonies and due to its location is indicated that this served as a resting place en route to the Chinchaysuyo.

The material that were used for the construction of the archaeological complex of Tarawasi are andesitic stones, which were previously carved with an octagonal shaped and polished finely, Thanks to the enormous work done in carving did not require any mortar for joining them in buildings.

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