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Machu Picchu - 15: Principal Temple

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THE PRINCIPAL TEMPLE
 
Next up is the Principal Temple, a three-sided edifice with huge and cleverly constructed foundations. Called the Principal Temple because of its size, it has a mini-temple adjoining which Bingham named the Sacristy as it seemed a likely place for a priest to have collected himself before worship. At the western end of the temple is a kite-shaped stone embedded in the ground pointing south and said to symbolise the Southern Cross. Look out for the 32-angled stone in the door jamb on the left.

       

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