On a beautiful sunny morning we set out for Urco - an archeological dig close to Calca, kind of just on the outskirts of Calca, and if one wanted to you could walk there in about 40 mins I think. We did catch a tuck-tuck though, Valerio and I, which got us to the start of the walk much faster and with a goodly larger amount of energy to spend on walking up the hill and around the ruins and later down all the stairs by the terasses.
There are some many important points to remember when thinking about the philosophy and history of this period in time. Fx there were always 4 Incas ruling at the same time - some of them for longer, some for shorter. It seems that the one who ruled here at the place in Urco was not a very successful ruler or administrator so his time was short. Never the less he was there - and there is a beautiful round building which was used for storing food perhaps or used for traveling nobility or .... it is not know precisely.
Standing inside the building looking out is a peaceful feeling. There is no roof to the building, I do not remember from my conversation with Valerio if it is likely that there was a roof - the Incas didn't have roofs on many of their holy places, it disturbed the connection with the upper world - the stars, the moon, the sun - close and undisturbed connection was wanted, needed and appreciated.
Behind the building there is a small collection of buildings for habitation, it is of course hard to know exactly how and for whom these buildings were built, and there are many more to unearth as time goes by. The Urco site is situated on one of the line running out from Cusco, and many holy places are situated on each line. One particular family takes care of each line.