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3D point cloud of the Ushnu, created from laser scan data

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Ushnu Information

At the west end of the Trapezoidal Plaza is a wide platform with small ramp access to its terrace. This platform, known as an ushnu, was a common site at Incan administrative centers; it would have served as the viewing area of the Inca during festivities in the plaza with its raised position reasserting his dominance over the area.

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