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The Sacred Plaza


The Sacred Plaza was the site of the finest structures at Machu Picchu. The Chief Temple is in the center, with the Temple of the Three Windows at right.

“Machu Picchu,” wrote Bingham, “has the ... advantage of not having been known to the Spaniards, of not having been occupied by their descendants, and of not having been torn to pieces by treasure hunters. ...”

The Sacred Plaza

Photograph by Hiram Bingham


Shortly After the DiscoveryHiram BinghamAerial View of the TerrainClearing the SiteTemple of the Three WindowsThe Sacred Plaza


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