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Runkuraqay is located in Peru
Shown within Peru
RegionCusco Region
Coordinates13°13′42″S 72°30′05″W / 13.22833°S 72.50139°W / -13.22833; -72.50139Coordinates: 13°13′42″S 72°30′05″W / 13.22833°S 72.50139°W / -13.22833; -72.50139

Runkuraqay[1] or Runku Raqay (Quechua runku basket, raqay shed / derelict house / ruin)[2][3][4] is an archaeological site on a mountain of the same name in Peru located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District. It is situated southeast of the archaeological site Machu Picchu and south of the Vilcanota river.[5] The ruins lie on the southern slope of the mountain Runkuraqay near the Runkuraqay pass, northeast of the archaeological site Sayacmarca and southeast of the site Qunchamarka.

Hiram Bingham III visited the site in April 1915. Paul Fejos visited in 1940.[6]


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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Region Cusco - Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo
  2. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. ^ Note: The dictionary of the 'Academia Mayor de la Lengua Quechua' gives Runru Raqay as an alternative.
  5. ^ - UGEL map of the Urubamba Province (Cusco Region) showing the location of the mountain Runkuraqay
  6. ^ Bingham, Hiram (1952). Lost City of the Incas. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 252-253. ISBN 9781842125854.