The Archaeological Complex of Torontoy

Torontoy

location:

Torontoy archeological complex is located on the right bank of Vilcanota river, between the kilometers 83 and 90 of the rail road to Machu Picchu.


description:

The Torontoy complex has 7 archeological groups and is across from the Q’ente complex and they are separated only by Urubamba river, they were probably independent chiefdoms with strong economic laces.

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attractives:

7 archeological groups can be found.

Torontoy: The peasants call it Inkaperqa or Inca raqay which represents what they see. A major entrance can be found here, many groups of enclosures, patios or empty areas separating the buildings, vestiges of a liturgical bath and a central enclosure with a stone piece that has more than 40 angles that is united to other 28 pieces with exact grasps in the joints.

Salapunku: It means lobby door because what is more visible is a wide gate that is over a terrace that goes as a street in front of the wall. Behind the gate there are cyclopean and plains with vestiges of stairs, internal paths and remains of aqueducts.

Qhanabamba: It means pampas where the herb "qhana" grows. It is at 85 km of the rail road. A series of one floored buildings can be found and a two-story building which is the largest one.

Wayraqpunku: It means windy gate (because it is very windy there). Buildings and a partially standing enclosure can be found here, there are vestiges of aqueducts, paths and quarried stones that were part of the buildings.

Pincha Unuyuj: The major hydraulic works were made here, the crystalline water that flows down show up canalized by wide stone channels; a parallel series of terraces can be found from the shore, a path that leads to a carved shrine on the rock itself, on the way up there are houses and a checkpoint tower.

Qoriwayrachina: It means gold winnower. We can find here the following: An enormous more than a meter wide stair way, semicircular walls, terraces working as retaining walls and a vertical worked slope that is over the turbulent river.

Retamayuj: It means that it has retamas. Long terraces with semi circular cyclopean parameters are found here, tombs that are desecrated at the bottom of the mountain and others that are untouched at upper altitude.

Location:

Torontoy archeological complex is located on the right bank of Vilcanota river, between the kilometers 83 and 90 of the rail road to Machu Picchu.





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