A view of Cusco and the mountains southeast of it. Muyu Urqu is the lowest hill on the left.
|Elevation||3,400 m (11,200 ft) |
|Location||Peru, Cusco Region, Cusco Province|
Muyu Urqu (Quechua muyu circle, urqu mountain, "circle mountain", hispanicized spellings Muyuorco, Muyuorcco, Muyu Orcco, Muyu Orco, also Muyu Orqo, Muyuorqo, Muyu Urqo) is an archaeological site and a prominent hill in Peru. It is situated in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Santiago District, east of the mountain Araway Qhata, at the right bank of Watanay River. The mountain with the archaeological remains is about 3,400 metres (11,155 ft) high.
- Julinho Zapata Rodriguez, Los Cerros Sagrados: Panorama del Periodo Formativo en la Cuenca del Vilcanota, Cuzco (The Sacred Mountains: A Formative Period's Overview of the Vilcanota Basin, Cuzco), Boletín de Arqueología PUCP, No. 2, 1998, 307-336 (in Spanish, abstract in English)
- Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
- drc-cusco.gob.pe/ "Distrito de Santiago - Sitio Arqueológico de Muyuorqo", retrieved on February 24, 2014 (in Spanish)
- escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Cusco Province (Cusco Region)
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