Usqunta

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Usqunta
Location Peru, Ayacucho Region, Lucanas Province
Region Andes
Coordinates 14°17′45″S 74°11′08″W / 14.29583°S 74.18556°W / -14.29583; -74.18556Coordinates: 14°17′45″S 74°11′08″W / 14.29583°S 74.18556°W / -14.29583; -74.18556

Usqunta (also spelled Oscconta, Osqonta or Uscunta) is an archaeological site in the Ayacucho Region in Peru. It was declared a National Cultural Heritage by Resolución Directoral National No. 024/INC on January 12, 2009.[1] Usqunta is located in the Lucanas Province, on the border of the districts of Aucara, Cabana and Lucanas. It is situated on a mountain of that name (also spelled Osconta or Usjunta) which reaches about 4,400 m (14,436 ft) above sea level.[2]

The prehispanic sites named Usqunta I and Usqunta II are also known as Inti Watana II and Inti Watana III.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Resolución Viceministerial No. 459-2011-VMPCIC-MC
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Lucanas Province 2 (Ayacucho Region)