Chuqi Pukyu

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Chuqi Pukyu
Location Wakarpay, Quispicanchi Province, Cusco Region, Peru
Region Andes
Founded Approximately 400 BC
Abandoned Approximately 1530 BC
Cultures Wari

Chuqi Pukyu (Quechua chuqi metal, gold (<Aymara), every kind of precious metal, pukyu spring, well,[1][2][3][4] "spring or well of precious metal", "gold spring", "gold well", hispanicized spellings Choke Pukio, Choque Pukio, Choque Puquio, Choquepujyu, Choquepuquio) is an ancient Wari site in Peru in the valley of Cusco. These extensive ruins are situated in the Quispicanchi Province, Lucre District, near the village and the lake Wakarpay on the plain of Muyuna.[5]

The site dates back to c. 400 BC and lasted into the Colonial Period before its abandonment around 1530 BCE.

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  1. ^ Ludovico Bertonio, Aymara-Spanish dictionary (transcription): Chuqi - Oro, el mas rico metal.
  2. ^ The original Quechua word for gold is quri.
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): chuqi - s. Oro puro, oro fino. pukyu, juturi - s. Fuente. Manantial. pukyu, p'unqu - s. Pozo. Hoyo en la tierra.
  4. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (5-vowel-system): choqe - s. metal. (Del aymara). Oro fino. / Todo metal precioso. / Nombre genérico del metal. pukyu - s. Manante, manatial, ojo o boca de las aguas subterráneas.
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