Kallanka, Machu Picchu

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Flickr User: Jerry L.
published on 03 March 2014

Examples of the kallanka buildings at Machu Picchu which were used for administrative purposes. They were built using finely carved granite blocks which were carefully fitted together and then finished to give a smooth surface. There are stone pegs still protruding from the gables to which the thatch roof would have been attached. These can be clearly seen in the building on the far right.

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