Huaca

Huaca

This image, which depicts a huaca, one of the landscape shrines found in the Andes, comes from a book composed by Baltasar Martínez Compañón y Bujanda, who was a bishop on the North Coast of Peru at the end of the eighteenth century. Huacas existed throughout the Inca empire. Although a thousand miles away from the imperial capital and not incorporated into Cusco’s ceque system, huacas like this one were the building blocks of the ceques around the Inca capital.

 
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