Cuzco Architecture


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Cuzco Architecture
This paper discusses the many ways in which the Inca people of Cuzco created the magnificent architecture and infrastructure that still stands today. The Inca used materials available in completely unique ways to maximize beauty, strength and pragmatism to effectively create some of the world’s greatest engineering feats. When later combined with the gothic, Catholic influence, all of Peru now demonstrated the cultural combination of Cuzco and the Western world.
The site of what was once the most grand and extravagant city of the Incan Empire was home to the most significant pre-invasion architecture of the New World. The structures of Cuzco boasted seamless masonry and city planning techniques as well as an ability to...
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.....and influence despite near annihilation.
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