The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

My First From Peru

on February 19, 2013

Peru

This gorgeous card arrived today from Marcos in Peru. I am so over the moon to get this card as I studied ancient Peruvian cultures at uni so this is really special to me. Marcos tells me Sacsayhuaman is an Inca ‘ceremonial fortress’ (archaeology speak for ‘we don’t know it’s actual purpose yet) and that the name is Quechua for ‘the place that satisfies the falcon’ – very interesting! It is located two kilometres north of the city of Cuzco which was built in the 15th century but wasn’t completed until the sixteenth century. Amazing card. Love it!

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