To be sure, the white granite of which the temples and palaces of Machu Picchu are constructed might easily pass for marble.
Machu Picchu is on the border-line between the temperate zone and the tropics.
It is worth noting that the existence of Machu Picchu might easily have been concealed from the common people.
In any case Machu Picchu fits the story far better than does Paccaritampu.
The buildings of Machu Picchu, on the other hand, have far more windows than any other important ruin in Peru.
Certainly the requirements of Tampu-tocco are met at Machu Picchu.
Not a single representative of the robust male of the warrior type was found in the burial caves of Machu Picchu.
In one of the unfinished structures at Machu Picchu I noticed similar bosses.
When the worship of the sun actually ceased on the heights of Machu Picchu no one can tell.
The climate of Machu Picchu is mild, consequently the use of windows was natural and agreeable.
from Quechua (Inca) machu "old man" + pikchu "peak."