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Q’inqu

Photo credit: Haakon S. Krohn
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The ruins of an ancient Incan temple, where many sacrifices are believed to have taken place in

Q’inqu or “Kenko”, is an archaeological site in the Sacred Valley, 6 kilometers northeast of Cusco. It is one of the largest holy places in the region, where many sacrifices and mummifications are believed to have taken place. It was declared a site of Cultural Heritage for Peruvians by the government. The site stands at an altitude of 3580 meters above sea level.

 

The name of the site means “zig-zag” in Quechua language and was called this way due to the underground labyrinth galleries and channels carved in the rocks.

 

 



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