Usnu, Ayacucho

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This article is about the archaeological site in the Ayacucho Region, Peru. For other uses, see Usnu (disambiguation).
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Location Peru, Ayacucho Region, Vilcas Huamán Province
Region Andes

Usnu (Quechua for altar / a special platform for important celebrations,[1][2] also spelled Ushno) is an archaeological site in Peru. It is located in the Ayacucho Region, Vilcas Huamán Province, Vilcas Huamán District, in the town Vilcashuamán.[3] The site was declared a National Cultural Heritage (Patrimonio Cultural) of Peru on April 11, 2000.[3]


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005
  3. ^ a b "Ushno", pirámide ceremonial, retrieved on January 31, 2014