National Geographic : 1913 Apr
Photos by Hiram Bingham STUCCO STILL IN POSITION: MACHU PICCHU Some of the hcuses were lined with such beautiful stone work as to require no other finish. In others it seems probable that the roughly finished stones were covered with some kind of mud or plaster. The picture shows the only house in Machu Picchu where consid erable portions of this plaster still remain on the walls (see page 471). Photo by Hiram Bingham AN UNUSUAL GROUP OF NICHES: MACHU PICCHU In this house, or temple, the niches are of unusual form. The picture shows three, each one of which contains three little niches, and also has devices whereby it could have been closed by a bar fastened to the corner stones.