Peru wedding and honeymoon, 1999. Seattle reception, 2000.
Called the Sun Temple as on the winter solistice the sun aligns perfectly over a nearby peak through a small window and onto the altar. The Incas where very much in tune with the celestial movements.
Quarry and terraces
Machu Picchu is both the best and least known of the Inca ruins. It is not mentioned in any of the chronicles of the Spanish conquistadors. Archeologists can only speculate on its function.
It was not widely known to the public until 1911, when an American historian stumbled upon it with the help of a local Quechuan farmer living next to the site. The huge site is chocked full of large agricultural terracing, irrigation channels, temples, and various buildings.
We heard rumors of another archaelogical site being discovered a few kilometers away, that once cleared, will be over twice as large as Machu Picchu.