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Urpish is located in Peru
Shown within Peru
Location Peru, Huánuco Region, Huamalíes Province
Region Andes
Coordinates 9°17′S 76°44′W / 9.283°S 76.733°W / -9.283; -76.733Coordinates: 9°17′S 76°44′W / 9.283°S 76.733°W / -9.283; -76.733
Height 3,474 m (11,398 ft)[1]

Urpish (Quechua) is an archaeological site in Peru located in the Huánuco Region, Huamalíes Province, Jircan District. It is situated above the village of Urpish at a height of about 3,474 metres (11,398 ft). The site with 6 m (20 ft) to 8 m (26 ft) high rectangular stone structures is surrounded by an 8 m (26 ft) to 10 m (33 ft) high wall. Some of the stony walls are covered with petroglyphs showing spiral figures and human faces.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Sitio arqueológico Urpish". mincetur. Retrieved May 12, 2014.