Saksaywaman is a walled complex on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Like many Inca constructions, the complex is made of large polished dry stone walls, with boulders carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar. Located on a steep hill that overlooks the city, it contains an impressive view of the valley to the southeast. Surface collections of pottery at Saksaywaman indicate that the earliest occupation of the hill top dates back at least a millennium.
FortressSiege of CuscoAndesite BlocksWithout MortarQuarriesClosely SpacedArchwayDoorwayDamagedRitualsCusco homesInside cornerWithout mortarRound cornersAdornment