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Peru
Sillustani
 The site dates from the 15th century.
Peru
Sillustani
 The dead were buried in towers called Chullpas, the tallest being 12m high.
Peru
Sillustani
 Chullpas have a small entrance facing East so that the rising Sun would give new life to the dead.
Peru
Sillustani
 Wives and servants would also be buried with the deceased noble.
Peru
Sillustani
 The stonework of Chullpas is considered more complex than the better known Incas.
Peru
Sillustani
 One of the rare square Chullpas.
Peru
Sillustani
 There are several stone circles at the site.
Peru
Cuzco
Cathedral of Santo Domingo
 The building is on the site of Viracocha Inca's Palace.
Peru
Cuzco
Cathedral of Santo Domingo
 Some of the stonework is from Inca temples torn down by the Spanish.
Peru
Cuzco
La Compania
 La Compania was built on the site of the palace of Huanya Capac who lived between 1493 and 1525.
Peru
Cuzco
La Compania
 The Convent of Santa Catalina is covered with wall paintings.
Peru
Cuzco
La Compania
 A 16th century wall painting.
Peru
Cuzco
La Compania
 An example of the Cuzco school of painting.
Peru
Cuzco
Loretto
 Loretto has the longest surviving Inca wall in Cuzco. It was originally part of a temple.
Peru
Cuzco
Loretto
 Small regular Inca brickwork was used for important buildings.
Peru
Cuzco
San Fransisco Church
 The bricks of the church are typically Inca.
Peru
Cuzco
 Inca wall made from different sized stones.
Peru
Cuzco
Santo Domingo Church
 The original Inca walls of Qorikancha were 6m high.
Peru
Cuzco
Santo Domingo Church
 Arabesque ceiling.
Peru
Cuzco
Santo Domingo Church
 The original Inca temple, dedicated to thunder and rainbows.
Peru
Cuzco
Santo Domingo Church
 The stone blocks are trapeziod with no right angles.
Peru
Cuzco
Santo Domingo Church
 The walls were originally covered with over 700 gold sheets each weighing 2kg.
Peru
Cuzco
Santo Domingo Church
 This chamber once contained life size gold and silver replicas of corn, llamas and the Sun. These were melted down by the Spanish invaders.
Peru
Cuzco
Church of la Merced
 Detail of the carved wooden ceiling of the cloister.
Peru
Cuzco
Church of la Merced
 One of a series of paintings depicting the life of San Pedro Nolasco who founded the Order of Mercy in 1218.
Peru
Cuzco
Roca's Palace Wall
 The thick walls of Roca's Palace have survived earthquakes that have damaged Spanish colonial architecture.
Peru
Cuzco
Roca's Palace Wall
 Seven sided stone fitting snuggly in the wall. Large stones were used for forts and ramparts.
Peru
Cuzco
Roca's Palace Wall
 Hatunrumiyoc is a 14th century, twelve sided stone.
Peru
Cuzco
Archeological Museum
 Inca weapons from the 15th century.
Peru
Cuzco
Archeological Museum
 Deformed skull, a common practice among the Incas.
Peru
Cuzco
Archeological Museum
 Inca ceramic from a tomb.
Peru
Cuzco
 Imperial Inca vase in the Regional History Museum.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Tambo Machay
 Tambo Machay is an Inca ceremonial stone bath at 3700m.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Tambo Machay
 Water flows down a series of channels.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Tambo Machay
 Typical Inca stonework with trapeziodal arches.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Tambo Machay
 Earthquake proof stonework.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Puka Pukara
 Puka Pukara is an Inca fortress.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Puka Pukara
 The name means "red fort" because of the red stone used.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Puka Pukara
 A stone window.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Puka Pukara
 The fortress is set in mountainous terrain.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 Qenko overlooks Cuzco.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 Qenko is a sacrificial site.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 The site is based around a series of limestone outcrops which have been carved.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 The rocks are linked by narrow passages.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 A series of altars.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 The ceremonial area is flat with steps, seats and circular holes.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 Qenko means "zig zag".
Peru
Sacred Valley
Qenko
 The zigzag channels were to carry away blood.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Sacsayhuaman is a huge fortress near Cuzco.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The fortress has three walls, 360m long with 22 zigzags.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The walls are made of the largest stones in the Sacred Valley.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Only 20% of the site remains after the Spanish tore most of it down.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 One of the 22 points in the zig zag walls.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The Spanish defeated puppet king, Manco Inca, at this fortress in 1536.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Over 5000 Inca warriors lived here.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The tripple walls.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 View of the zig zagging walls.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The heaviest stone at Sacsayhuaman is 130 tonns.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 A smooth rock that has been carved with steps and thrones.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 The Altars of the Sun.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Detail of the rock carved altar.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Rock carved throne.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Circular water tank used for ceremonial ablutions.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman
 Priests' quarters.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 Pikillacta is a Huari outpost built around 1100.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 The Huari were Peru's first expansionist empire flourishing between 500 and 1100.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 Huari stonework is more primative than that of the Incas.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 A series of stone terraces.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 View from the agricultural terraces.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 Stepped walkway through the religious and residential centre.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
 The site contains over 700 buildings.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
Rumicola
 Rumicola is a Huari wall rebuilt by the Incas.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
Rumicola
 The Inca gateway.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pikillacta
Rumicola
 The Inca stone work was added 300 years after the Huari wall.
Peru
Sacred Valley
 Agricultural land near Pikillacta.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 Pisallacta sits on top of a series of Inca terraces above Pisac.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 A paved Inca road climbs the hill.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 An Inca gateway.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 Spectacular view of Pisallacta.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 Intihuatana is the temple complex set on a spur.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 The superb stonework of the temple.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 Detail of the temple stonework.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisallacta
 The Sun Temple is a circular building built over a rock.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 Pisac Fortress overlooks steep terraces.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 An Inca gateway.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 Stonework on battlements.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 The Inca pathway to the fortress passes through a tunnel.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 View of the fortress near the top of the valley ridge.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 Inca houses in the residential part of the fortress.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 View of Inca terraces high up in the valley.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Pisac
Pisac Fortress
 View of Pisillacta from the fortress.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Chinchero
 The village is at 3762m and is built on the site of an Inca settlement.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
 Inca building with thatched roof.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
 Restored Inca house.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 Overlooking the village is a huge Inca fortress.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 The fortress is guarded by steep terraces.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 Trapezium shaped niches in the walls.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 The top of the fortress is high above the valley floor.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 Observation points on a cliff.
Peru
Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo Fortress
 The fortress ruins.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2018 KryssTal

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