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Cusco, as seen from my room, one sunny and cold morning.
Cusco, stands at 3300m, was founded in AD1100. And around 1438, began the expansion of the Inca empire following the victory over the chancas (Huari).Cusco, in Quechua, means the center of the world, and so became the administrative and religious center of the empire.
The arrival of the Spanish in 1533 marked the beginning of the end for the empire.

Cusco,tel que vue de ma chambre par un lever de soleil frisquet.
Cusco, se trouve à 3300m. d'élévation, fut fondée en AD1100.Aux environs de 1438,débuté l'expension rapide de l'empire Inca, suite à la victoire sur les Chancas,(Huari).En Quechua, Cusco signifie le nombril du monde, et de fait, devient la capitale religieuse et administrative de l'empire.
L'arrivée des Espagnols en 1533 sera le début de la fin de l'empire.

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