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Another area of the site that has now been classed as a "temple" even there are no written records of what the Incas actually used it for. What's rare about is that a) the windows are large b) they are framed by very large lintels...More
The temple is one of the highlights of Machu Picchu as the three windows are, among other things, fine genuine examples of Inka architecture. The Inkas worshipped all of nature and the center window is their homage to the Sun. A guide told us that...More
As we stood in the Temple of Three Windows the clouds began to lift on our rainy day visit. I could feel a spiritual lifting and asr the light dispersed the gray and Machu Picchu came to life. A special place and a special moment.
This particular site, the "Three Windows" sounds like no big deal except for the amazing construction, however there are three options of understanding contained there. First, the windows to the upper world, the Earth world and the world below. Second, the past, present and future....More
Our guide said that these three windows represented the three realms: heaven, earth and hell and may have had a part in some of the solstice ceremonies It was amazing to see and to wonder how they got these stones in place.