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Peru-120 - Inca Warrior

A statue of an Inca Warrior was in the main square of the village.

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Ollantaytambo , the Inca fortress, which guarded the entry of this part of the Sacred Valley and protected it from invasion. The fortress consists of a series of superimposed terraces of carved stones accessed by long staircases. It was a strategic military, religious and agricultural center. It was here that Manco Inca’s warriors successfully defeated Pizarro in 1536 and subsequently enclosed the site and the valley with a defensive wall.

 

Ollantaytambo is a quechua word “Ollanta” that was the name of an Inca General and “Tambo” means a city that offered and hosted, food and comfort for travelers, Ollantaytambo means “Tambo de Ollanta ”.

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Taken on April 22, 2007