Sunday, 26 May 2013

Puca Pucara

Puca Pucara is a site of military ruins near Cusco, Peru. This fort is made of large walls, terraces, and staircases and was part of defense of Cusco in particular and the Inca Empire in general.

Puca Pucara means "Red Fort" in Quechua, and comes from the red color of the rocks at dusk. Puca Pucara is an example of military architecture that also functioned as an administrative center.

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