National Geographic : 1913 Apr
Photo byHiram Bingham INTIHUATANA HILL AND THE TERRACES WEST OP THE SACRED PLAZA On the left may be seen some of the precipices which defended Machu Picchu from attack. In the foreground areagroup oftheterraces where the ancient inhabitants raised their crops. Rising above these is Intihuatana Hill, crowned by itslittle temple. Just totheleft ofthe temple may be seen the Sun Dial Rock. To the right of the hill is the Chief Temple and the Sacred Plaza. Bycomparing this with theview on page 499, the effects of the clearing in 1912 are brought out very clearly.