Qhapaq Nan is the system of roads, or Inca trails, that stretched from Ecuador down to central Chile. The long paragraph that's indented is a quotation from the writings of Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, who wrote the most detailed narration of the legend of the Ayar brothers. The following paragraphs describe what archeologists have found at Mauk'allaqta.
Mauk'allaqta and Puma O'qro September 16th 2019 Mauk'allaqta, also spelled several different ways, is a very well preserved and also recently uncovered and restored area. Only in the past 20 years have archeologists been uncovering the ruins and restoring some of the buildings. Nearby is another archeological site named Puma O’qro. This is a limestone cliff that houses the cave from which the legendary Ayar brothers emerged.
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South America » Peru » Cusco Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
I live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other travels. ... full info