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Stone of the Twelve Angles - Cuzco, Peru


With the ancient history of Peru the Incas are indissolutly associated in our minds; but the Incas cannot have ruled for more than about 300 years before Pizarro and his Conquistadores arrived, and some of the most wonderful remains in Peru are indubitably pre-Inca. Such is the inimtable polygonal masonry, which still abounds to-day in the streets of Cuzco - whence comes this crowning examples of its class, the famous block of twelve angels and re-entrants, jointed snugly and without mortar to its almost equally amazing neighbours. In the upper photograph is seen another portion of the same well.

From Wonders of the Past