Ayacucho Carnaval; Santiago de Pupuja;† Carnaval de San Pablo†in the†Cusco region;†Carnival of Abancay†& †Carnaval de Marco†in the Junin region have been proclaimed an integral part of the nation's cultural heritage. --- People dance around Humisha trees
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Mount Ausangate has been sacred to many of Peruís cultures throughout history. Incan legend tells of two comets shooting forth from Ausangate to warn of the coming death of the father of Pachacuti the founder of the Incan empire. Incans thereafter made offerings of precious metals to the mountain apu.
Although the citadel is located only about 80 kilometers 50 mi from Cusco the Inca capital the Spanish never found it and consequently did not plunder or destroy it as they did many other sites.
Pizarro in the act of capturing the king of the Inca Atahualpa.