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Aerial photograph of the Ushnu and western edge of the Plaza, created from kite photography

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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