Ñusta Hispana

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Ñusta Hispana
Vilcabamba Archaeological site Nusta Hispana.jpg
Yurac Rumi ("white stone") at Ñusta Hispana
Ñusta Hispana is located in Peru
Ñusta Hispana
Shown within Peru
Alternate name Ñusta Ispanan, Chuquipalta
Location  Peru
Vilcabamba, Cusco Region
Coordinates 13°6′42″S 72°55′27″W / 13.11167°S 72.92417°W / -13.11167; -72.92417Coordinates: 13°6′42″S 72°55′27″W / 13.11167°S 72.92417°W / -13.11167; -72.92417
Type Settlement
Cultures Inca

Ñusta Hispana[1][2] (possibly from Quechua ñust'a: princess, hisp'ana: toilet, urethra),[3] Ñusta Ispanan (also written Ñusta Ispana and Ñusta España)[1] or Chuquipalta (possibly from Quechua chuqi precious metal, p'allta plane)[2][4] is an archaeological site in Peru. It is located at Vilcabamba, La Convención Province, Cusco Region.[2]

A carved rock on the site is known as Yurac Rumi (White Rock).[1][4]

Hiram Bingham III discovered the site on 9 Aug. 1911. Bingham noted that the Augustinian monks Friar Marcos and Friar Diego, led their converted natives in burning down the Temple of the Sun, and scorching the rock itself, when Titu Cusi was absent.[5]


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  1. ^ a b c Lee, Vincent R. (2013-01-19). Forgotten Vilcabamba: Final Stronghold of the Incas. Kindle Edition.
  2. ^ a b c "Conjunto arqueológico de Ñusta Hispana". mincetur. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. ^ a b Thomson, Hugh. (2001). The White Rock. An Exploration of the Inca Heartland. London: Orion Books Ltd. p.310.
  5. ^ Bingham, Hiram (1952). Lost City of the Incas. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 100–101,150–153. ISBN 9781842125854.