National Geographic : 1938 Feb
© National Geographic Society fainting oy ti.ivi.ierget UP THE STEPS OF THE TEMPLE OF PACHACAMAC A HIGH PRIEST BEARS THE GOLDEN IMAGE OFTHE SUN Behind him walks the assistant high priest carrying a sacred drink in two gold cups. Then come theChosen Women ofthe Sun, courtiers, soldiers, and minor priests. Beyond, all the inhabitants lie flat on their faces. The Inca's armies had just conquered this oldand holy coastal city ofPachacamac and, instead of abolishing the existing religion, they cannily combined it with their own.