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Qenqo Archaeological Complex Cusco Peru – Qenqo Cusco

Cusco is famous for architectural remains and Spanish colonial architecture. If you wish to witness these remains, Qenqo Cusco is a must-visit place for you. 

It nestles on a paved street from Cusco. About 4 km (15 minutes) northeast of the city of Cusco. The Socorro slope houses this spot of worship . It has a territory of 3,500 square meters.

To arrive at Qenqo Cusco one can take any pull (Cusco City Tour) of any travel service. If you want to go on walking, you require to take a short way from the centre point of the city of Cusco. The way for Sacsayhuaman leads to Qenqo.      

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You might be wondering, What remains today of the Q’enqo archaeological complex? Well, Carved rocks remain today. The Spanish were unable to destroy them. 

There are minimal archaeological impressions of the ways and water channels. You will be in a state of awe while seeing the enclosures and the stores or the ritualistic showers. The layer of gold is extraordinary that enlightens the entire spot is still present.

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History of Qenqo Archaeological Complex Cusco Peru

To Incas, Qenqo was the centre of worship. The entries of Qenqo Cusco have the appearance of a labyrinth that in their flanks a few channels as Amarus (snakes). Through this structure, the blood of sacrificed creatures ran. 

The sacrificed creatures were generally the most unique and extraordinary. Perhaps this was the explanation that the dark creatures were the divinely selected individuals. A few chronicles like Juan de Betanzos depict it as a savage demonstration submitted by the Incas to sacrifice creatures.

You will be shocked to know that the babies that had looked beautiful were also sacrificed. As per the belief of the Incas, these creatures were brought into the world lovely to join the divine God.

Qenqo Cusco has a sacrifice room in one of its underground chambers. As indicated by the chronicles, It has an enormous stone that stands out. It was covered in gold. 

In the upper piece of the chamber, one can see an opening, which was actually over the rock. The light of the moon entered through this opening, emanating through the brilliant layer, enlightening the entire spot.

A few students of history guaranteed that in Qenqo lies the burial place of the Inca Pachacuteq. It is the most significant of all.

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The sets that we will depict next were without a doubt vital sanctuaries for Incas. Regardless of the annihilation that this complex went through during the settlement, it now values inside it as colossal and noteworthy. 

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The Sacrifice Room of Qenqo Cusco

It is an underground chamber. Precisely, it is the lower part of an enormous stone so that floors, walls, roofs, cupboards and tables are cut in one monstrous stone. 

Legends believe that this underground chamber was where they treated the dead groups of individuals of respectable ancestry. It was likewise a sacrifice spot of people and creatures, for example, llama.

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Intiwatana and Astronomical Observatory 

The Intiwatana nestles on the unrivalled piece of the great stone. It is a 2 stone prominence. They are of round and hollow shape. It ascends upright on a semi-circular platform, all in situ, cut on the highest point of the stone.

The utilization of Intiwatanas, during the Inca times is as yet a secret. Some believe that it was a sort of cosmic observatory, which the amautas (maestros).

Also, it was used to measure the time, decide the solstices and equinoxes, to build up the seasons. It was furthermore a sanctuary, where they revered the sun, the stars and the moon.

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The Winding Duct 

This is on the enormous stone and close to the Intiwatana. The crisscross canal begins from a little opening and drops down in a slanted plane and broken line. This at that point diverges.

One of these branches drove the fluid to the underground Chamber or Sacrifice Room. Cusqueño history specialist Victor Angles indicated this. The liquid were the blood of creatures those were sacrificed for divine beings.

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The Amphitheater

This is a tremendous semi-round region of a length of 55m, with 19 incomplete niches distributed along the wall. During the Inca time, this spot was a temple for carrying out public services and ceremonies. 

Before the free area, there is an enormous stone of 6 m high. It is laying on a strong rectangular platform. It has niches spread around the amphitheatre as seats.

Yet as per the recent research, it is almost certain, really these specialities have been the establishment of an extraordinary wall. It showed the portrayal of a substance which they adored and worshipped. 

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