Machu Picchu: Roca Sagrada (Sacred Rock)

Roca Sagrada (Sacred Rock) in Machu Picchu, Peru

Roca Sagrada (Sacred Rock) in Machu Picchu, Peru

Roca Sagrada (Sacred Rock)
The image shows a strange-shaped rock situated on the citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Nobody is certain how the sacred rock was used by the Inca. Because it resembles the shape of a guinea pig, some experts believe it represents the guinea pig, while others believe it represents the mountains behind it because its shape matches the profile of those mountains.

Built on a mountain peak at an elevation of 8000 ft, the citadel at Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. It was a self-contained city in which the Inca people lived for about 100 years. This city had agricultural terraces (andenes), underground and overground drainage systems, temples, royal tomb, astronomic observatories and residential quarters for the nobility and common people.

Machu Picchu Images
Sacred Inti Watana Stone
Royal Tomb
Principal Temple on the Sacred Plaza
Sun Temple
Central Plaza
Residential Quarters
Astronomy Mirrors
Agricultural Terraces
A view of Machu Picchu
Huayna Picchu

Related Pages
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Inca Civilization, Ancient Cultures of Peru
Lima, Peru

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