Torreon, Machu Picchu

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Jean Robert Thibault
published on 03 March 2014

The Torreon (or Observatory) at Machu Picchu, Peru, c. 1450 CE. The tower is a rare example of curved Inca architecture. The tower, as is typical of Inca architecture, incorporates natural features into its design. Below the structure a room was carved out of a cleft in the rock and used for the worship of the sun god Inti.

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Thibault, J. R. (2014, March 03). Torreon, Machu Picchu. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2342/torreon-machu-picchu/

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Thibault, Jean Robert. "Torreon, Machu Picchu." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 03, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2342/torreon-machu-picchu/.

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