National Geographic : 1913 Apr
Photo byHiram Bingham ONE OF THE WARDS OR CLAN GROUPS INTO WHICH THE CITY WAS ONCE DIVIDED (SEE PAGE 464) The city of Machu Picchu was occupied by various clans or family groups. Each one of them hasfrom sixtotenhouses, and each group of houses is characterized by some peculiarity. In the case of the group shown in the picture, this peculiarity consists ofparticularly ingenious stone-cutting, examples of which are shown in.the pictures on pages 471, 472, 473, 474, etc.).