Intiyuq K'uchu

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Intiyuq K'uchu
Alternate name Pintasqa Wayq'u
Location Peru
Region Cusco Region, Calca Province
Height 3,800 metres (12,467 ft)

Intiyuq K'uchu (or Pintasqa Wayq'u) is an archaeological site in Peru with rock paintings. It is located in the Cusco Region, Calca Province, Lamay District.[1] Intiyuq K'uchu is situated at a height of about 3,800 metres (12,467 ft).[1]

Intiyuq K'uchu is a Quechuan name that means ""a corner with (a) sun". Inti means sun; -yuq is a suffix that denotes ownership; k'uchu means "corner".[2] It is alternately spelled Intiyoqk'uchu.

Pintasqa Wayq'u (or Pintasqawayq'o) means "painted valley": Pintay ("to paint") is a borrowing from Spanish pintar; wayq'u/wayq'o means "valley".

Pintasqa Wayq'u (hispanicized as Pintashuayc) is also the name of the mountain at 13°20′37″S 71°55′53″W / 13.34361°S 71.93139°W / -13.34361; -71.93139, at the right bank of the Willkanuta River.[3]


  1. ^ a b Rainer Hostnig, Pinturas rupestres de posible afiliación Inca en el departamento del Cusco, SIARB. Cusco, Peru (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ "Cerro Pintashuayco". IGN, Peru. Retrieved July 10, 2015.