"Hatunrumiyoc Street and the 12-angled Stone" Hatun Rumiyoc - Twelve-Angle Stone Tip by kucha

Inca Roca lived in the 13th or 14th century. Halfway along the palace's side wall, nestled amid other stones, is the famous 12-angled stone, an example of masterly Inca masonry. There's nothing sacred about the 12 angles, other than that today the stone is the symbol that appears on every bottle of Cusqueña beer. Inca masons were famous for incorporating stones with many more sides than 12 into their buildings. Ask one of the shopkeepers along the street to point it out.

Address: Hatunrumiyoc Street
Directions: Hatunrumiyoc Street Near the Museum
Website: http://www.cusco-peru.org/cusco-attractions-cusco-hatun-rumiyoc.shtml

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  • Written Jun 8, 2006
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