Tours Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu their Tribes: Looking to the amphitheater on the eastern side there are twenty houses. Four appear to have had windows; two are characterized by three windows each, and the third may have only one, while the fourth is so deteriorated that it would be difficult to say if you had two or three. The houses on this side of the amphitheater are almost all built of stone on clay, and only crudely finished. In the north corner are two terraces with marked difference from the others, because the stones are longer and irregular. Most houses are built of rather small stones, an almost uniform size.
The terraces are sometimes made with large stones and sometimes with small stones. None of these buildings has been slow in its construction. May well have been made by the forces of Manco after moved the religious capital of his kingdom from Cusco to the ancient Temple of the Sun. On the eastern side of the Old City of Huaynapicchu temples are few, if any, but many mansions well constructed and tribal groups.
Only a handful of houses, neighbor to the south limit, seems to have been built with special care; its stones are shod without clay and the walls are in beautiful condition. A third group of houses here have three entries, which we have called “group of three doors.” In our excavations we discovered before him a lot of waste, which offered us, with what we had collected inside, one hundred and fifteen pieces of junk. You must have been busy for a long time.
Each of the sets differs from the other, whether in the arrangement of buildings, either by a distinctive feature of the architecture of Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu tours. One of them is characterized by very strange niche. In one of these houses there are two fairly large niche to let an Indian stand on them, and on the back wall of each recess is a window to the height of the face of a man. The tabernacle of the group is built on a picturesque cliff and the temple walls have been built into the sloping rock in a very unusual surface. It is made with such skill as to prevent it from sliding during centuries. At the top of the rock it has practiced the usual stone platform. On it are three niches, each of which has sufficient length to receive a mummy. The custom to mummify a body was bending the knees to the chin, as the mummy occupy less space. The mummies are colorful wraps and do not differ much from small barrels; the final coating, in some cases consists of yards and yards of braided rope. Each of these niches was quite long for such a package, and was provided with fasteners bar in stone, so that the mummy could be tied or possible amarrarle sticks taboos in front of every niche in order to prevent Mummy was played. Each niche, in turn, had three smaller niches, one rear wall and one on each side. These were likely to receive gifts, items that were presumed value and interest to the deceased. A long stone platform carved out of solid rock immediately below the niches possibly intended to receive offerings of food and drink, or mummies were placed there to dry them in the sun. It is said that the Incas did not use condoms as the Egyptians, but relied on the power of the tropical sun to dry up meat once had removed the viscera. Why the mummies were often dried in the sun.
Another group of tribes is characterized by a particular talent in cutting stone. Here fasteners bar the front door were cut to the heart of solid pieces of granite same. The top of the bra was inserted into a depression as a member of dish next row above; but the base of the fastener part of the block that had been practiced. Access to this bra is obtained by cutting a square hole in the center of the block face. Surely the cutter was not only witty, but patient and devoted, since the trouble to invent this file to ensure the artistic stay in the bar gave fasteners. It probably used bronze chisels to dig deep holes in the blocks.
Excavations in the main house this group provided eight vases and pieces brought to light the top two granite boulders originally projected on the ground in Machu Picchu tours. These had been dug in the form of establishing a permanent utility inquebrables and mortars, where you could grind corn and frozen potatoes crush under the polished faces of the mortars that were used in all central Andes since time immemorial of Machu Picchu. Near mortars are actually one of the ancient mortars that had been built here centuries ago. The wife of the chief of this tribe must have enjoyed a certain superiority over its neighbors, that to make corn dishes did not have permanent artifacts built in their kitchens. This group also contained several stone seats Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu tours. One house had a sofa in stone, built in a corner, as if someone had preferred not sleep and always sit on the floor.
This group is the only copy in town of a large building in stand divided into two sections by a dividing wall that rises to the top and is pierced by three windows. This type of construction, so rare here, it was quite common in Choquequirao and Ollantaytambo. It was probably a late development of the art of building. In the rough inner walls of some houses in this set are still covered with red clay surfaces. It was one of these houses which chose Richarte few years ago, or any of your friends, as worthy building be repaired and covered to give new use. But it was abandoned for being too far from water.
One of the steps of this group is fantastically wedged between two large boulders of granite, as neighbors and it was impossible for me to use a fat. In another staircase not only the steps but also the balustrades are cut from a single projection. Considering the fact that the only possible tools for a work of this nature were diorite pebbles or pieces that were obtained in the bed of the roaring waters two thousand feet below the cliff, it is easy to presume that should have been taken a long time and spent enormous effort to carve these steps into the rock. In any case, the cutter had the satisfaction of knowing that their work would be closer to immortality than anything made by mortal hands.
The walls of the buildings of a neighboring group are roughly quarried stones, placed on clay in irregular rows in Machu piccu tours. However, the terrace on which they are built is covered with slabs unusually long and well adjusted, it can be assumed as the result of an earlier period. Before they built the wall latest cut a small tube on top of one of the beautiful old block wall support, so that adequate drainage possible in the courtyard of this set.
On the western side of the city are without doubt the most beautiful and interesting estruc¬turas. Starting with the northwest corner, after ascending a series of terraces you reach a place high on a hill with a magnificent view in all directions, including not only the city itself and cultivated terraces, but also the great canyon Urubamba. I know no other place in Peru provided more inspiring perspective. Many of the mountains are covered by dense tropical vegetation from the top to the base; others are naked except for a little pasture; while the others are ríspidos granite cliffs. On clear days you can see snow-capped peaks to the east and the west, the most beautiful are the Salkantay trek and Soray, which are most prominent from the lower valley of Cusco.
On top of this little hill, from which you can see the bridge of San Miguel two thousand feet below, there built a beautiful temple near a intihuatana fine or Sunstone, “site which tied the sun” Corno who formed an important part of all the temples dedicated to the star. They can see the remains of similar stones in Cuzco, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The top of a rock was cut so close to the center was outstanding and erect a square pillar. The height of this pillar is a little more than half yard, thus making the highest intihuatana stone has been discovered in Peru. The fact that it is intact adds evidence about the failure of the forces of Viceroy Toledo to reach this site or even knowing around the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu.
Near this interesting and mysterious rock the ruins of two attractive houses built, like the others, white granite blocks, edged as gracefully as could be achieved without the use of instruments of precision unknown builders appear. Clay absolutely fit and show extreme finesse in detail. The two houses are distinguished by a curious feature. As planned originally, they had beautiful but narrow closed doors; then under these filled up to two thirds of its original height, which remained as windows. The best preser¬vada house contains two beautiful niches and two windows. The two mansions seem to have been of a floor and a half tall with ridge endings. They also have a common to several houses of Machu Picchu peculiar feature, which is that while the main portion of the stone wall is built without mixture, the higher ridges are much rougher blocks that do not fit carefully, they rest on clay and possibly are coated.
The southern end of this summit has been cleared and lined with rough stones, one of which, the longest, was curiously carved in the form of leaving a hole with a vertical grip. This may have been designed for a pole to deploy a banner. The terraces below and around the top are pues¬tas rough stones into flat and bonded with clay forms. Thirteen terraces down to the brink by the south side. The hill itself is composed of large and irregular blocks of granite. In many places they have been properly hung underpinned with stone walls, which suggest it could contain tombs inside. The first excavators should have reached the same conclusion, and, judging by my information, obtained identical results; that is, there was nothing but dirt behind the walls, and the walls were built primarily to provide a finished appearance to the rough rocks. Our excavation in this hill produced poor results. Possibly it was used for more solemn services mooring intihuatana only sunshine. The tradition involves the recitation of poetic prayers in this worship.