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Notes on the Geography of Peru: Cusco: Photo 30

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A few Inca alcoves survive around the cloister, and their stones are as perfect as an engineer might wish. The recesses served an unknown purpose but are characteristically trapezoidal, a form used in doorways, too, presumably to provide greater resistence to earthquakes. The block on display in the center is recent and was placed by someone who thought that the space should not be left empty. The little hole behind the stone is perplexing.

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