Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu

#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Machu Picchu
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See the view from Temple of the Three Windows and admire the craftsmanship and engineering needed to create this site, one of the best preserved and most impressive of the structures in the 15th-century Incan citadel Machu Picchu. The entire site was placed on the World Heritage List in 1983, with much of it restructured to appear as it once did. Only three of the original five windows remain, representing three aspects of the Incan view of the world--the underground (Uku-Pacha), the heavens (Hanan-Pacha), and the present time (Kay-Pacha). Peering through the windows and seeing the rolling mountains flood out into the distance certainly makes one ponder those three concepts. To visit Temple of the Three Windows on your holiday in Machu Picchu, and find out what else Machu Picchu has to offer, use our Machu Picchu.
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  • The Temple of the Three Windows is located on the Sacred Plaza in the main Urban section. The long main wall features three large windows, facing east. This allows the rising sun to shine through...  more »
  • I was very interested in the stone wall with three windows. In my opinion, the style and performance are slightly different from the rest of the buildings in Machu Picchu.  more »
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  • The word "Inca" means the sole king or son of the sun. It is strange that he marries his sister sister to preserve the royal blood. The queen is called Koya. The two are considered to be descended from the sun god according to their worship. The descendants of the empire are said to have four hundred children , And that the king alone has the right to grant an additional wife to the noblemen of the elite, and this practice is still taking place among the feudal rich in the jungles of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and some Latin American countries. History of the people of the Adjustment It began in the Andes around 1100 AD and continued until the Spanish invasion of 1532 CE. The Inca civilization seemed to lagging behind in its form and way of life, but it left a curious and puzzling imprint on the mythology that they came from outer space to the splendor of their legacy. The Inca people have built a state of social justice. The government has put its hand on the ground to ensure people's livelihood, gold and silver, other minerals and cattle herds, especially the lama, which plays the role of transportation. The family was the main criterion in the government divisions. Each group of ten families had a commander in charge of the captain, who supervises 50 families, who participate in the government. Each family has a certain amount of land. They wear their clothes, make their shoes, and wear gold and silver themselves. They receive adequate care from society. The Inca people had experience in agriculture where they produced excellent crops and cut the canals to bring water from mountainous areas to irrigate their fields. They built bridges made of vine branches and willows lined with ropes. The Incons mastered the fine cotton weave so skillfully that the Asabendendamma invaders thought their fabric was made of silk. After centuries of prosperity, their empire was divided into two parts. The Spanish invaded and destroyed the empire. The remains of one of the Inca graves were discovered. Around 1,200 packages were found in one of the 5 hectares, each containing at least one body. The bodies in one of the packages were seven, with thousands of them still buried beneath the town. So far 2200 men, women and children of the rich and the poor have been identified with some food, clothing and household items to use in the afterlife. South America is the fourth continent in the world in terms of area .. The origins of the population of the continent of Africa .. Known as the gradual territory of the peaks of the Andes volcanic chain along the west coast to the fertile plains in the middle and east, whose green pastures cut many rivers, mostly pour into the Atlantic Ocean on East Coast. Its territory is characterized by its fertile heritage in most parts of the continent. It was followed by the Spanish in the middle of the sixteenth century during the heyday of European empires and its feverish race to discover the new world as they called it. The fascination of the European civilization and its sovereignty with the existence of a civilization of striking foot extended from the north of Ecuador to the state of Chile, built by Indian peoples seemed to lagging behind in its form and way of living, but left a puzzling footprint and legends say it came from outer space to the legacy of heritage known as the civilization of the «Incas». Surrounded by four major cities, the capital's "arcades" are in the most sophisticated and elegant ways. Their length is estimated at ten to twenty-five thousand kilometers. It is one of the wonders of the mountains of the historic period, including the king and his family, The current Chinasheseuio in Colombia, Contesuio in Chile, Colacio in Bolivia and Antisuio in present-day Argentina and those that still exist show the vast size of the Incas.
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