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Notes on the Geography of Peru: Cusco: Photo 89

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Still farther up the hill is Sacsayhuaman. We're standing atop it and looking across an Inca parade ground to a second hill, called the Rodadero. Markham in the 1830s wrote, "Many deep excavations have been made on it [the parade ground] in the fruitless search for treasure, and it is now sown with barley" (Markham in Peru, p. 91).

The barley's been replaced by tourists, though there aren't many at eight in the morning.

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