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Royal Tomb - Ruin Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail - Peru

The Royal Tomb is a bit of a misnomer due to the fact that neither graves nor human remains have ever been found here. Though it may lack the macabre history that some travelers may expect, this cave-like structure is an excellent example of the Inca's stonemasonry genius. Located inside is a magnificent stepped altar and a series of tall niches, once used to present offerings, which capture the sun's rays to produce brilliant patterns of morning shadows. Just down the stairs leading from the Royal Tomb is a series of interconnected fountains and a still-functioning water canal.

Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, Peru


Here are other activities in and around Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail that may be of interest: Principal Temple, Wiñay Wayna, Intipunku, Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Sun, Chamber of the Princess, Three-Windowed Temple, Intihuatana and Temple of the Moon.

23 Mar 2012

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