Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
Lecture no. 22 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The mountainside complex of Machu Picchu was a royal estate of Pachacuti, the 9th Inca. Walk the site, entering at the Sun Gate, and explore the causeways, terraces, and many rooms of undetermined function. Study the solar-aligned Torreon and other astronomical structures of the site, and their significance in Inca cosmology.