Intihuatana Stone, Machu Picchu

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Flickr User: David
published on 03 March 2014

The Intihuatana Stone or 'Hitching Post of the Sun' at Machu Picchu in the High Andes. The stone was used by Inca priests for astronomical observations, especially of the sun. In ceremonies during the solstices the priests symbollically tied the sun to the stone using a sacred cord.

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David, F. U. (2014, March 03). Intihuatana Stone, Machu Picchu. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2340/intihuatana-stone-machu-picchu/

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