According to this legend, Ayar Awqa (Ayar Auca) acquired wings and flew to the site of the future city; there he was transformed into a rock to mark the possession of the land by his ayllu ("lineage"): Then Ayar Oche stood up, displayed a pair of large wings, and said he should be the one to stay at Guanacaure as an idol in order to speak with their father the Sun. Now at the site where he was to remain as an idol, Ayar Oche raised up in flight toward the heavens so high that they could not see him.
He returned and told Ayar Manco that from then on he was to be named Manco Capac.
The Inca later expanded and occupied the complex in the 13th century.
In March 2008, archaeologists discovered the ruins of an ancient temple, roadway and aqueduct system at Saksaywaman. Together with the results of excavations in 2007, when another temple was found at the edge of the fortress, this indicates a longtime religious as well as military use of the facility.
Later Manco Capac went down with Ayar Auca to their settlement..liked the place now occupied in this city Cuzco.
Manco Capac and his companion, with the help of the four women, made a house.
The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru. Although the name was used in Quechua, its origin is found in the Aymara language.
The word is derived from the phrase qusqu wanka ('Rock of the owl'), related to the city's foundation myth of the Ayar Siblings.
It is said that they took the maize from the cave, which this lord Manco Capac named Pacaritambo, which means those of origin because..came out of that cave.The Spanish conquistadors adopted the local name, transliterating it into Spanish phonetics as Cuzco or, less often, Cozco.Cuzco was the standard spelling on official documents and chronicles in colonial times, As both Spanish and Quechuan pronunciation have evolved since then, the Spanish pronunciation of 'z' is no longer close to the Quechuan pronunciation of the consonant represented by 'z' in "Cuzco".In 1983 Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.It has become a major tourist destination, hosting nearly 2 million visitors a year.