Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru ~ The mosaic motifs of the camelids or llamas that adorn the terraces of the Inca site of Choqek’iraw, Peru are used on other items. The coca bag from Inca culture made of cotton and wool tapestry and embroidery display the same figures and their arrangement evoke those of Choqek’iraw. ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru ~ The mosaic motifs of the camelids or llamas that adorn the terraces of the Inca site of Choqek’iraw, Peru are used on other items. The coca bag from Inca culture made of cotton and wool tapestry and embroidery display the same figures and their arrangement evoke those of Choqek’iraw. ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

VIDEO - Choqek'iraw une cité inca, les terrasses de lamas (Patrice Lecoq)

VIDEO - Choqek'iraw une cité inca, les terrasses de lamas (Patrice Lecoq)

Choquequirao | Cusco, Perú    Está localizado en el Valle de Vilcabamba en la provincia de La Convención – Cusco a una altitud de 3300 m.s.n.m. y a 1500 m. sobre las rugientes aguas del Río Apurímac.  Según las crónicas Choquequirao fue el último refugio inca a partir de 1536.  Choquequirao proviene del significado chuqui que significa oro y de la palabra k’iraw que significa cuna, es decir “Cuna de Oro”.

Choquequirao | Cusco, Perú Está localizado en el Valle de Vilcabamba en la provincia de La Convención – Cusco a una altitud de 3300 m.s.n.m. y a 1500 m. sobre las rugientes aguas del Río Apurímac. Según las crónicas Choquequirao fue el último refugio inca a partir de 1536. Choquequirao proviene del significado chuqui que significa oro y de la palabra k’iraw que significa cuna, es decir “Cuna de Oro”.

Inca site of Choqek'iraw ~ (a) and (b) Figures of llamas (camelid), similar to Choqek’iraw, represented on Inca ceramics. Lower figure is Coca Bag from Inca culture made of cotton and wool tapestry and embroidery. The figures and their arrangement evoke those of Choqek’iraw, which starts on the upper part of picture. Courtesy of National Museum of  Archaeology and Anthropology, Pueblo Libre, Lima

Inca site of Choqek'iraw ~ (a) and (b) Figures of llamas (camelid), similar to Choqek’iraw, represented on Inca ceramics. Lower figure is Coca Bag from Inca culture made of cotton and wool tapestry and embroidery. The figures and their arrangement evoke those of Choqek’iraw, which starts on the upper part of picture. Courtesy of National Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Pueblo Libre, Lima

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru ~ Tomb excavation ~ Detail of the excavation of a tomb, located near the central square of Choqek'iraw.  Additional areas of late burials were found at Choqek'iraw at the southern end of the large terraces of sector IV showed a mixture of  burials, perhaps prior to the Incas and secondary graves, apparently dug hastily without proper context ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru ~ Tomb excavation ~ Detail of the excavation of a tomb, located near the central square of Choqek'iraw. Additional areas of late burials were found at Choqek'iraw at the southern end of the large terraces of sector IV showed a mixture of burials, perhaps prior to the Incas and secondary graves, apparently dug hastily without proper context ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Incas. Choqek'iraw, the wonderful lsite of the Inca ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Incas. Choqek'iraw, the wonderful lsite of the Inca ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru. Choqek'iraw, the wonderful site of the Inca ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru. Choqek'iraw, the wonderful site of the Inca ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru ~Terraces ~ View of the terraces of sector 11. Restoration of this sector in 2005, highlights the complexity of earth systems used by the Incas ~Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru ~Terraces ~ View of the terraces of sector 11. Restoration of this sector in 2005, highlights the complexity of earth systems used by the Incas ~Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru ~ Detailed views of an Inca structure Kallanka in its original state in 2004 and after the excavation and restoration in July 2006. This type of building was probably designed to bring together people at parties and other ceremonies related to the agricultural calendar. ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru ~ Detailed views of an Inca structure Kallanka in its original state in 2004 and after the excavation and restoration in July 2006. This type of building was probably designed to bring together people at parties and other ceremonies related to the agricultural calendar. ~ Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru. Choqek'iraw, a site of the Inca ~  The doors of the house of priests, built on the southern slope above the site, and are aligned along a north-east / south-west axis that leads to the location of the Cerro Ampai, located at the southern end of the valley. Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

Choqek'iraw ~ Inca ~ Peru. Choqek'iraw, a site of the Inca ~ The doors of the house of priests, built on the southern slope above the site, and are aligned along a north-east / south-west axis that leads to the location of the Cerro Ampai, located at the southern end of the valley. Patrice Lecoq ~ Academia.edu

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