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On the astronomical content of the sacred landscape of Cusco in Inka times

  title={On the astronomical content of the sacred landscape of Cusco in Inka times},
  author={Giulio Magli},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  • G. Magli
  • Published 9 August 2004
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
The sacred landscape of the Inka capital Cusco was conceived in accordance with a complex cosmographic view in which religion and astronomy were intimately connected. Some previously unnoticed possibilities in interpreting these connections are proposed. 
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