The condor was an important animal to the Incas, symbolizing freedom. The large stones symbolize the wings of the condor and a carved stone on the floor shows the body. The put mummies underneath there. I climbed in, but didn´t see any.
Machu Picchu and back June 20th 2008 Day 2 at Machu Picchu
Day 2 started when I woke up in a lovely hotel, fresh and clean from a true hot water shower. I got a great deal on a hotel that I never could have afforded. Well, wanted to pay for. I showed up at the end of the evening and they wanted to fill their rooms. So, I got a 175 dollar per night room for 40. NICE! Everything in Machu Picchu is expensive because it is for t ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more