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The Incan ruins of Pisac once served as military, religious and agricultural functions. Militarily, Pisac was thought to be the southern defense of the Sacred Valley (which includes Machu Picchu). To produce food in an inhospitable climate of high altitude, rich top soil from the valley was hauled up the trail to the raised terraces. The angle of the Temple of the Sun suggests its purpose was astronomical, but the Spanish destroyed the temple less than a hundred years after it was constructed, leaving historians and astronomers in the dark.

shades of red
Vaca
View from Pisac
Inca burial site
Inca gravesite
Inca Burial Ground
Vivian, Katia, Theresa, Donna and Paula
Tunnel
Stairs
View from Pisac
agricultural terrace
Pizac Ruins
Dona Santusa
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Terraced gardens
Rock formations
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Driftwood in a Strange Place
Inca masonry
stone
ruins
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Stairs
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aqueduct
View of Pisac ruins
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Doorway to the temple
Shaman Santusa
Ashera gets coca leaves from the Shaman
Ceremonial Temple
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View from the ruins
Woman and child
Urubamba River
Pisac looks like Arizona
Gate to Pisac
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