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Vilcabamba, the last mysteries of the lost Inca city

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Federico Kauffmann Doig

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From 1536 to 1572, after the assassination of Ataualpa, here Manco Inca and his successors put up a tough but ill-fated resistance to the Spanish invasion. Now we wish to find out if the archaeological remains of the city of Vilcabamba in this area will show that it had been constructed by the “neo-Incas”, the peoples that took to arms with Manco Capac against the Spanish, or whether Vilcabamba (the name means “Sacred Valley”) existed from the times when the Inca Empire, or Tahuantinsuyu, still flourished.

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