The Town Of Pisac From A Lookout

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Pisac is located in the area of Yucay, on the right bank of the Urubamba River. Yucay means charming – The Inca king loves this place so much that he named it Yucay. Its name evokes a bird which lived in the area and resembled a partridge, and which is now thought to be extinct. The complex of Pisac can be divided into three sectors: the military area, composed of a fortress and the barracks; the religious area, composed of the shrine and Temple of the Sun; and the city, where the dwellings of those chosen to live at the site were located.

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