The ancient Inca emblem known as the “Sun of Suns” looms large on the principal avenues and government buildings throughout Cusco.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the election of Machu Picchu among six other world monuments the “Seven New Wonders of the Modern World.”
The first native South American to learn and master the game of chess was the Inca Atahualpa — taught by his Spanish executioners.
Before your Cusco tour, here’s a quick quiz.
Who said this?
“Drunkenness, rage, and madness are similar, but the first two are voluntary and transformable, the third permanent.”
- A. Inca Pachacutec
- B. Groucho Marx
- C. Winston Churchill
For centuries, it was held up as the preeminent example of Inca polygonal stone masonry: the famous 12-angle stone.