Cusco did not fall into Spanish hands without a fight, and was heroically defended by one of the generals of Atahualpa. After the fall of the city, the Spaniards won backing armed son of Huayna Capac, who after the death of his older brothers Huascar and Atahualpa, became the most important person of the Empire. Shortly after his triumphant entry on November 15, 1533, the Spaniards crowned Manco and Manco Inka in a formal ceremony at the Haukaypata with all the pomp and traditions of the empire, acompañda of libations and much drinking. To underline their dominance over the Incas, the Spanish Pizarro proclaimed the founding of Cusco 23 March 1534 in the midst of the main square. Later, Haukaypata was known with its Spanish name “space weapon” where the coats of arms were displayed.
Symbolically, I’ll refer to the awakenig of the puma, as a countles number of successive astronomical manifestations in temples, wakas and power places, all along the Andes, Many of these solar and stellar manifestations are taking place now. the invaders ignorance concerning our ancestors´s solar science, shown clearly by the systematic destruction of temples and wakas, received full support of the church. Fortunately. This destructive process did not annihilate averything. There is still strong evidence of our culture, and it is in those sacred places, with pachamama´s love and wiracocha ‘s light, that men and women of the new era will participate in the slow but inexorable Awakening of a solar consciousness.
According to the meteorological observations recorded by the Meteorological center of Machu Picchu between 1965 and 1975, the annual temperature of Machu Picchu has two marked periods:
1.- the cold months, based on the winter solstice during June, July and August, registered a minimum temperature of 1.2.celsius (34.16 f).
2. – the warn months of rainy season registered a maximum temperature of 21.6 celsius (70.88 F). Rainfall records also show periods: the rainy season, which occurs in the summer from December to March, reaches 2,000 mm. the dry season, which is in the remaining months, reaches only 33.8 mm. per month.
This is natural cave located to the east of the Sanctuary behind the so-called Room of the Mortars. This cave is hardly visited by tour guides and tourists because it is off-limits to the normal tourism circuit. Regrettably, for lack of control and protection from people in charge of the sanctuary and some unscrupulous visitors, this place has become a public latrine. This cave is about three meters deep and was used to harbour mummified bodies of important people of the Sanctuary. Continue reading
Kunturqaqa is no population, not a special group of platforms, it is simply a large rocky promontory projecting Watanay closing the valley. It is located west of the old town of Pikillacta of the city of Cusco, on the left bank of the river Watanay. Its name translates as “Rock of the Condors” and is so named because the shape of the rock is shaped like the head of a condor. But, what is the true significance of this place? The Victor Angles explains: “The place has historical content, there, on the side that falls almost vertical, the Inca sent Wiraqocha paint two condors, one in submissive attitude with wings folded in the process of fleeing the Cusco, the other belligerent attitude as moving toward Cusco, the first symbolizes Yahuar Huaca who left Cusco and took refuge in Choquepucjio, the second to that of Chitapampa Wiracocha became sullen and restated the city of Cusco to defend the chanca danger and got it. “