National Geographic : 1913 Apr
Photo by Hiram Bingham A MONOLITHIC STAIRWAY: MACHU PICCHU In some cases- the smaller stairways are cut partly or entirely out of a single granite boulder. The stairway in this picture leads from the beautifully made houses of what has been termed the Princess Group, by reason of the exquisiteness of the stone work, down to the more roughly made houses probably once occupied by the retainers and the less important members of the family which occupied this section of the city. rnoto by Hiram Bingnam \ WELL-BUILT GRANITE STAIRWAY: MACHU PICCHU Apart from the unusual number ofwindows inthe houses of Machu Picchu, the most remarkable thing isthenumber ofgranite stairways, there being over Ioo, large and small, within thewalls of the city. This is a portion of one ofthemore important stairways on one of the principal streetsinthecity.