Torreon, Machu Picchu

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Jean Robert Thibault
published on 03 March 2014
Torreon, Machu Picchu

The Torreon (or Observatory) at Machu Picchu, Peru, c. 1450 CE. The tower is a rare example of curved Inca architecture. The tower, as is typical of Inca architecture, incorporates natural features into its design. Below the structure a room was carved out of a cleft in the rock and used for the worship of the sun god Inti.

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