National Geographic : 1913 Apr
Photo byHiram Bingham TAMPU MACHAI: NEAR CUZCO A two hours' ride from Cuzco are the ruins of Tampu Machai, near the ancient fortress of Pucara. There isaspring here whose waters contain remarkable mineral qualities. Around it the ancients built a fountain and the ruins seem to be those ofatemple dedicated tothegod of the spring. This is one of the places of the Cuzco Valley that most urgently demands scientific investigation and careful study.