Ep. 16: The Coricancha

You may have heard of El Dorado, the mythical city made of gold.  Countless explorers have ventured out to look for it, many never returned.  At this point, with much of the world having been explored and mapped, we know, that El Dorado doesn’t exist…right?   What if I told you that it did exist, but it wasn’t a city. If there ever was an El Dorado, it existed in a single building: The Coricancha

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Intro music by: Kalx aka Kaliran: Andean Lounge, Scream of the Devil

Transition music by: Kike Pinto

Maps and Figures

The Coricancha and Santo Domingo with a golden disk out in display. Similar to the Punchao that would have been brought out every day representing Inti. Photo by: Nick Machinski
From: Monuments of the Incas
From: Monuments of the Incas
The Coricancha with the Convent of Santo Domingo sitting on top.
The Parabola Wall of the Coricancha
Model of what the Coricancha may have looked like. Photo by: Nick Machinski
Current Monastery Cloister where the Inca Courtyard once stood. Photo by: Nick Machinski
Ashlar masonry and trapazoidal entrances of one of the temples. Photo by: Nick Machinski
Ashlar masonry and niches within one of the temples. Photo by: Nick Machinski
Peering through some of the windows. Photo by: Nick Machinski
Wall niches in one of the temples. Photo by: Nick Machinski
Inside of one of the temples in the Coricancha. Photo by: Nick Machinski
From: Ancient Cuzco

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