Ep. 14: (Re)building Cuzco

Pachacuti has returned from his campaigns.  He has brought several groups under Inca rule and numerous spoils to Cuzco.  But Cuzco, in Pachacuti’s eyes was inadequate. It sat in essentially a swamp, it’s buildings were of wood and it lacked the glory that Pachacuti knew it deserved.  Thus, he would rebuild the Navel of the Universe into the greatest capital in all of the Andes.

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Intro music by: Kalx aka Kaliran: Andean Lounge, Scream of the DevilTransition music by: Kike Pinto

MAPS and Figures

Cuzco was built in the shape of a puma
Monuments of the Incas – Hemming and Ranney
Map of Cuzco
Ancient Cuzco – Bauer
Map of Cuzco
Monuments of the Incas – Hemming and Ranney
Ancient Cuzco – Bauer
Plaza de Armas formerly Huacaypata. It was once covered in a thick layer of sand brought up from the coast
Ancient Cuzco – Bauer
Ancient Cuzco – Bauer
The Sondorhuaci Tower was the only Inca tower documented with pictures and sketches. It is no longer standing today.
Ancient Cuzco – Bauer
Ancient Cuzco – Bauer
Loreto St. formerly the Street of the Sun. The best preserved Inca street in Cuzco. Acllachuci is the building to the right. Amarucancha to the left.
Photo by Nick Machinski
Watch where you step when passing by what is left of the Hatuncancha.
Ancient Cuzco – Bauer

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