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Tata Kala (stone father) Jinchun Kala (stone with ears) and Wila Kala (red stone). According to the iconography of these lithic steles, because tugal Qhunqhu Wankani data concludes that most likely from a "primitive" time pre Tiwanaku
Contextualizing the site Qhunqhu Wankani
The Indian chronicler Joan de Santa Cruz Pachacuti had during the birth of Amaro Topa Inka, while east of Cusco had released an amaro of
"... Serro of Pachatusan very fierce beast, half a league long and Gruesso two fathoms and a half wide, and ears and tusks (and beard)
The animal walked through Yuncay Pampa and Sinca, then entered the lagoon Quibipay. Meanwhile, the Ausangate (southeast of Cusco), came two comets of fire toward the volcano Putina (Arequipa); while another comet fire was heading north toward Guamanga, in whose path there were three or four peaks, including Salcantay and Urubamba.
"... Animals with wings and ears and tails and four feet and shoulders above many thorns and fish, and from afar they say that fire seemed to them all. "
The drawings of this vessel were recorded and then painted with a dominant red, yellow and green, and are divided into three horizontal and parallel strips. The top covers from the mouth to the middle of the vessel; a woman with a branch of cantutas who makes a gesture of offering flowers to a ferocious animal, hybrid snake, bird and feline, which goes to her trampling flowers
Both are surrounded by clear spots and, in turn, each character is under an arc whose ends converge in respective heads of pumas
Incan graphic metaphor
Lozano states that the original settlement was shaped like a jaguar or puma, animal sacred to Andean peoples: "The first plot was linked to the constellation of the Southern Cross, which serves to indicate the construction of the Temples temples or shrines.
The second path is associated with the constellation Choquechinchay or 'lightning Felino', whose figure delimits the sacred place where the major temples were located. The latter coincides with the constellation we know as Orion, which makes up the cat's head, the tail being the Pleiades or ".
Lozano states that "... the Choque chinchay constellation displayed in a mysterious cosmographic map of the seventeenth century by the Indian Juan Santacruz Pachacuti Yamqui Sallkamayawa, which is a copy of a figure that was recorded on the altar of the Temple of Coricancha in Cuzco
Returning to the structure of the city based on the constellation of jaguar, Lozano says, "the figure of the cat runs from northeast to south , in an attitude of wait, crouching on natural terrain slopes as if resting their feet over the river and look to the southwest "... and then reiterates: " ... this position is the projection on the ground constellation lightning Felino "
kaypacha-The multiple levels and visionary experiences of this highly animated cosmos seem to have been created in order to initiate individuals into a reality that mirrors their own divinity, also referred to as the realm of humanity's hypnotic slumber and the domain of the otorongo achachi, or grandfather jaguar, and choque chinchay, or puma.
At an ancient ritual complex in Bolivia, archaeologists discovered the ruins of a room where dead bodies were dissolved down to their bones in sizzling pots of caustic chemicals.
People traveling in llama caravans may have brought their deceased relatives to be "defleshed" in this way at the complex (on purpose) so they could leave with the plaster-coated bones as relics, according to a new study.
Founded during the late first century A.D., the site known as Khonkho Wankane was one of the smaller ceremonial centers to pop up in the Andes Mountains around Lake Titicaca before the rise of the more famous nearby ancient city of Tiwanaku
At its height, Khonkho Wankane (sometimes spelled Qhunqhu Wankani) covered about 17 acres (7 hectares) with at least three sunken temples, several large platforms, a big central plaza and quite a few circular houses.