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Alternate name Yukay / Kapillayuq
Location Peru
Region Cusco Region, Urubamba Province
Height 3,100 metres (10,171 ft)

Ayawayq'u (Quechua aya corpse, wayq'u valley,[1] "corpse valley", also Ayawayq'o), also known as Yukay (Yucay) or Kapillayuq (Capillayoq) is an archaeological site with rock paintings in Peru. It is situated in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Yucay District,[2] the site lies at a height of about 3,100 metres (10,171 ft) on the southern side of the mountain Kapillayuq.[2]

At a distance of about 800 metres (2,625 ft) from Ayawayq'u there is another site with rock art named T'uqu T'uquyuq.


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ a b Rainer Hostnig, Pinturas rupestres de posible afiliación Inca en el departamento del Cusco, SIARB. Cusco, Peru (in Spanish)