Wat'a, Cusco

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For the archaeological site in the Huánuco Region, Peru, see Wat'a, Huánuco.
Wat'a
Location Peru
Region Cusco Region, Anta Province
Coordinates 13°23′32″S 72°12′10″W / 13.39222°S 72.20278°W / -13.39222; -72.20278Coordinates: 13°23′32″S 72°12′10″W / 13.39222°S 72.20278°W / -13.39222; -72.20278

Wat'a (Quechua for island)[1] is an archaeological zone in Peru. It is situated in the Cusco Region, Anta Province, Huarocondo District, north of Huarocondo.[2][3] The site consists of five sections,[3]

  • Wat'aq'asa (Wataqasa) in the southwest and west of the area,
  • Willkapata (Willcapata), east of Wat'aq'asa,
  • Qhawarina, north of Willkapata
  • Qullqa, in the extreme east of the archaeological site of Wat'a,
  • Saksaywaman Pata, northeast of the village Huarocondo.

Saksaywaman Pata was declared a National Cultural Heritage of Peru by Resolución Directoral Nacional No. 519/INC- 2003.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ mincetur.gob.pe "Zona arqueológica de Wata" (in Spanish), retrieved on February 25, 2014
  3. ^ a b c drc-cusco.gob.pe "Zonas y Sitios Arqueológicos de Anta" (in Spanish), retrieved on February 25, 2014