Waraqu Urqu

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Waraqu Urqu
Location Peru, Ayacucho Region
Region Andes
Area 2 ha[1]
Height 3,852 m (12,638 ft)[1]
Cultures Chanka[1]

Waraqu Urqu (Quechua waraqu cactus, urqu mountain,[2] "cactus mountain", also spelled Waraju Orqo, Waraqo Orqo) is an archaeological site in the Ayacucho Region in Peru. The Chanka site lies in the La Mar Province, in the west of the Anco District, near Sacha Raqay (Sacharajay, Sacharaccay). It is situated at a height of about 3,852 m (12,638 ft).[1][3]

Southeast of Sacha Raqay there is a mountain named Wanaku Urqu (Quechua wanaku guanaco, "guanaco mountain", hispanicized Huanaco Orjo). It lies at 13°07′13″S 73°49′57″W / 13.12028°S 73.83250°W / -13.12028; -73.83250.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Frank Meddens, Cirilo Vivanco Pomacanchari, The Chanca Confederation; Political Myth and Archeological Reality, Xama 15-18, 2002-2005: 73-99, Mendoza, Argentina, ISSN 0327-1250, p. 79
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the La Mar Province (Ayacucho Region)
  4. ^ "Cerro Huanaco Orjo". IGN, Peru. Retrieved March 29, 2015.