It’s about a fascinating, lightly-visited Inca site called Sayhuite (Sigh-WEE-tay), about three hours drive from Cusco. This third episode of our Vlogcast, created by Inca scholar Peter Frost, and Visual Anthropologist Maren Elwood, covers a lot of ground at Sayhuite’s extensive and enigmatic ceremonial complex.
There are two ushnus (ceremonial platforms), along with the massive but very ruined remains of a third; many large carved boulders; a superbly carved rock outcrop called the Intihuatana (place-of-tying-the-sun). All this and, of course, the lone, intricately carved stone that the place is renowned for.
In fact, there’s so much going on here that we needed to post the story in two parts. This is Episode One. Episode Two coming soon!
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Peter Frost is a writer, independent scholar, lecturer and photographer who lives in Cusco, Peru.