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Kenko Cusco

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Kenko or Quenco, Quechua Q'inqu ("labyrinth") is an archaeological site located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 6 km. from the city of Cusco (5 min northeast of Cusco), in Peru 3580 m above sea level.

Is composed of two places: the Great, which is located at the foot of the road that goes from Sacsayhuaman to Pisac; and the Small, which is 350 mt west of the previous one, on the hillside. This shrine is located on what is now known as Socorro hill and covers an area of just over more than 3,500 square meters. At the time of the Inca Empire was another center dedicated to the rite of particular interest are its amphitheatre shape semi-circular and its underground galleries.

The original name of this shrine is not known, the Spanish conquistadors gave him the name of Q'inqu, which means "Labyrinth", by the underground labyrinth shaped galleries and small channels carved in the rocks in the form of zigzag Quechua word.

This monument was rated an amphitheater has a semicircular construction. In fact, the purpose of this construction, which could well be used as an altar, a court or a tomb is ignored. The presumption was one of the most important shrines in the empire.

Labyrinth is equally attractive with its channels in zigzag and its stone moved to the Centre , which possibly postrated themselves worshippers of Inti or Sun god and goddess Pacha Mama or earth.






 




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