Ollantaytambo, Peru

The Inca settlement of Ollantaymbo was a focal point of Inca resistance during the Spanish conquest of Peru.

The adjacent town of the same name is one of the most intact Inca towns still in existence, with houses, streets and drainage systems almost entirely unchanged from the time of the Incas, some five hundred years ago.

Ollantaytambo

The terraces were used for agriculture.

Ollantaytambo

Trademark Incan masonry with irregular shapes and very tight fits between individual stones.

Ollantaytambo

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Sacsayhuaman, Peru

The immense yet intricate masonry of the Inca sacred site Sacsayhuaman, on the outskirts of Cuzco, Peru.

The unfinished look to the tops of the walls show where the Spaniards took stone to build their own religious structures in the newly conquered Inca capital of Cuzco.

Sacsayhuaman

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Sacsayhuaman