Muyu Urqu

Muyu Urqu
Peru - Cusco 057 - overlookng the city (6967543420).jpg
A view of Cusco and the mountains southeast of it. Muyu Urqu is the lowest hill on the left.
Highest point
Elevation3,400 m (11,200 ft)[1]
Coordinates13°32′33″S 71°57′23″W / 13.54250°S 71.95639°W / -13.54250; -71.95639Coordinates: 13°32′33″S 71°57′23″W / 13.54250°S 71.95639°W / -13.54250; -71.95639
Language of nameQuechua
Muyu Urqu is located in Peru
Muyu Urqu
Muyu Urqu
LocationPeru, Cusco Region, Cusco Province
Parent rangeAndes

Muyu Urqu (Quechua muyu circle, urqu mountain,[2] "circle mountain", Hispanicized spellings Muyuorco, Muyuorcco, Muyu Orcco, Muyu Orco, also Muyu Orqo, Muyuorqo, Muyu Urqo) is an archaeological site and a prominent hill in Peru.[1][3] It is situated in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Santiago District,[4] east of the mountain Araway Qhata, at the right bank of Watanay River. The mountain with the archaeological remains is about 3,400 metres (11,155 ft) high.

See also


  1. ^ a b Julinho Zapata Rodriguez, Los Cerros Sagrados: Panorama del Periodo Formativo en la Cuenca del Vilcanota, Cuzco (The Sacred Mountains: A Formative Period's Overview of the Vilcanota Basin, Cuzco), Boletín de Arqueología PUCP, No. 2, 1998, 307-336 (in Spanish, abstract in English)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ "Distrito de Santiago - Sitio Arqueológico de Muyuorqo", retrieved on February 24, 2014 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ - UGEL map of the Cusco Province (Cusco Region)

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