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Inca Empire Archaeological Sites – The Ruins of the Inca Empire

The Inca Empire ruled over the Andean mountains and beyond of what are today the modern countries of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, including an area of nearly one million square kilometers (about 386,000 square miles) and extending a length of 4,000 kilometers (2500 miles) from north to south along the great South American continent. Archaeological sites of the Incan empire range in size and complexity from villages to temples to lonely waystations to isolated ritual burial sites and enormous metropolises like Cuzco: but the best known and most visited of these sites are the ceremonial centers such as Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo. From the 12 Archaeological sites presented, 10 of them are located in Perú. And from those 10, 8 are in Cuzco. Which makes your trip to Cuzco even more amazing. 1.  Ollantaytambo (Peru) Ollantaytambo is an Incan royal  estate and ceremonial center,  built for Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui  in the 15th century AD. It is  remarkable for its pinkish color,  and its storage facilities,  granaries built into the side of the  nearby mountain.     2.  Coricancha (Peru)  The Coricancha was the religious  center of the Inca empire at  Cuzco, the starting point of the  shrine and pilgrimage route of the  Inca ceque system. […]

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