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Sacsahuamán

(säksäwämän`), stronghold of the Incas outside Cuzco, Peru. Built in the 15th cent., Sacsahuamán is an imposing terraced fortress more than one third of a mile long; it is a masterpiece of stone construction. Cyclopean blocks (one is 38 ft/11.6 m long; 18 ft/5.5 m high; and 6 ft/1.8 m thick) were brought from some distance over rugged terrain without wheeled vehicles and then were fitted precisely. It was captured by the Spanish garrison besieged (1536–37) in Cuzco by Manco CapacManco Capac,
d. 1544, last of the Inca rulers, son of Huayna Capac. After the deaths of Huáscar and Atahualpa, Manco Capac was crowned (1534) emperor by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro but was tolerated only as a puppet.
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. The loss hastened the defeat of the Native Americans. Its name is also spelled Sacsayhuamán and Saqsaywaman.
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The eight-day tour also included other activities, such as a 10km cycling trip through the Sacred Valley, kayaking on the tranquil waters of Piuray Lake and an excursion exploring the ruins of Sacsayhuaman.
Our first stop was Sacsayhuaman, a citadel constructed of massive interlocking stones.
Valcarcel) describe caracteristicas de construccion de edificios, calles y plazas, legando monumentos arquitectonicos como la ciudadela de Machu Picchu, la fortaleza de Sacsayhuaman, el camino inka de 4000 kilometros de longitud que unia las actuales La Paz y Quito, y un sistema de acueductos sabiamente concebidos para controlar de manera eficiente los caudales de agua y evitar erosiones e inundaciones.
This, however, is an altered reference, since, in place of the eight condors distributed around a castle or a tower--an allusion to the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which the Spaniards conquered in May of 1536--that appeared in the original coat of arms, there seem to be arrows impacting the building and a rainbow surrounding it.
9 SACSAYHUAMAN, PERU 14-day tour from PS1,499pp Perched high above Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas, is this amazing temple-citadel.
Dicho foso es interpretado como el ushnu del lugar y es similar a uno existente en la fortaleza de Sacsayhuaman, en Cusco (comunicacion personal Dr.
Material tipo: HOLOTIPO macho (MHNC), PERU, Cusco, Valle de Sacsayhuaman, 0.5 km al este de Huayllarcocha, 13[grados]29'52.12"S-71[grados]58'37.42"W, 3690 m, 20 septiembre 2001, col.
The full tour includes all of the stages of the Inti Raymi with exclusive seating at the main event in Sacsayhuaman.
Sin embargo, la mayor capacidad belica de los espanoles determino la derrota en la fortaleza de Sacsayhuaman donde se inmolo Cahuide antes de caer preso.
Con su respaldo el gobernante promovio la mayor expansion del Tahuantinsuyo (la denominacion oficial del imperio), al tiempo que ordeno la construccion de la fortaleza de Sacsayhuaman, el templo de Koricancha, palacios monumentales y casas de descanso "cuyos vestigios dan una idea de majestuosidad y fasto", apuntan historiadores.
El turismo ha crecido en las ultimas decadas hasta el punto que la ciudad se ha convertido en principal destino del pais y sus atractivos se extienden a la periferia, donde destacan los grandes muros petreos de Sacsayhuaman, que domina a la ciudad desde lo alto y parece haber sido una construccion militar defensiva.
Nearby ruins are Sacsayhuaman and just a few hours away is the sacred valley of the Incas.