South America: Temples, Palaces ПИСАК / Pisac

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Пи́сак — город в Перу и древняя крепость инков, расположенная в 33 км от Куско. Писак находится в Валле-Саградо, священнной долине инков у реки Урубамба. Центр Писака состоит из двух частей. Одно из них сегодня является собственно городом, в то время как другая, возвышенная является священным местом. Длинная лестница ведёт от селения к горному плато, на котором расположены храмовые руины. В центре бывшего храма находится священный камень интиуатана, к которому по верованию инков было привязано солнце.



Písac is a Peruvian village in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River. The village is well-known for its market every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, an event which attracts heavy tourist traffic from nearby Cusco. One of its more notable features is a large pisonay tree which dominates the central plaza. The sanctuary of Huanca, home to a sacred shrine, is also near the village. Pilgrims travel to the shrine every September. The area is perhaps best known for its Incan ruins, known as Inca Písac, which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley. The ruins are separated along the ridge into four groups: Pisaqa, Intihuatana, Q'allaqasa, and Kinchiracay. Intihuatana includes a number of bathes and temples. The Temple of the Sun, a volcanic outcrop carved into a "hitching post" for the Sun (or Inti), is the focus, and the angles of its base suggest that it served some astronomical function. Q'allaqasa, which is built onto a natural spur and overlooks the valley, is known as the citadel.

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