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 (ko͞oz′kō, ko͞os′-) also Cus·co (ko͞os′-)
A city of southern Peru in the Andes east-southeast of Lima. Founded according to legend by Manco Capac around the 12th century, it became the center of the vast Inca Empire and was rebuilt by the Spanish after its plunder by Francisco Pizarro in 1533.


(Spanish ˈkusko) or


(Placename) a city in S central Peru: former capital of the Inca Empire, with extensive Inca remains; university (1692). Pop: 307 000 (2005 est)


or Cus•co

(ˈkus koʊ)

a city in S Peru: Inca ruins. 255,568.
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Noun1.Cuzco - a town in the Andes in southern PeruCuzco - a town in the Andes in southern Peru; formerly the capital of the Inca empire
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He had the mysterious juruparis of the Rio Negro Indians, that women are not allowed to look at and that even youths may not see till they have been subjected to fasting and scourging, and the earthen jars of the Peruvians that have the shrill cries of birds, and flutes of human bones such as Alfonso de Ovalle heard in Chile, and the sonorous green jaspers that are found near Cuzco and give forth a note of singular sweetness.
Contract notice: supply of materials, spare parts and consumables necessary for the operation of the air conditioning installations of the cuzco complex (madrid)
Titulo: "SALIDA DEL CUZCO" ([1955] 1969: 7) Primera oracion: "Parti del Cuzco el 1no de Junio de 1912.
POLICE in Peru have found the body of a British tourist who went missing in early April during a solo hike in the Andes near Cuzco two days before his 29th birthday.
La aparicion de Libro de Protocolo del primer notario indigena del Cuzco (Editorial Vervuert, Madrid, 2015), de la investigadora espanola Rosario Navarro Gala, ratifica los argumentos que el profesor de postgrado de la Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) ya habia sostenido en 2001 en un estudio publicado en Revista de Historia de America ("La otra frontera: el sur.
The female calf, who has not yet been named, arrived early on December 5 to experienced parents Jenny and Cuzco.
Thus, this pilot study endeavors to take preliminary F and DF data for two communities in Peru, a boys' orphanage in Cuzco and the indigenous community of Willoq [Figure 2], which are not predicted to have a significant F nor DF based on the aforementioned model.
UK travellers to the 15th century Inca site currently have to travel via Amsterdam, Madrid or Paris to Lima, then fly on to Cuzco, the entry point for trips to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Cuzco is the Katmandu of South America, where travelers flock to experience an earlier age.
Regional Archaeology in the Inca Heartland: The Hanan Cuzco Surveys
It was felt in the Peruvian provinces of Cuzco and Apurimac and into northern Chile.
They claim it was in Cuzco, surrounded by huge statues of Inca kings, that they were handed 11kg of cocaine and ordered to wrap it in their suitcases ready for the journey back.