Temple of the Condor
 
This is at the foot of the area in the southeastern section designated "The Jails" by Hiram Bingham (subterranean passageways that lead to what appear to have been niches used as cells-- with holes to hold a person's arms). It's reached via a descending spiral passageway.

Carved in the granite floor is what really does look (in better photos) like the head of a condor that is lying down, with white ruff at the neck, and the impressive part is the appearance of the huge stones behind it. They're natural rocks placed in the configuration of a condor's outstretched wings which house niches and an altar. For the Incas, the condor was the symbol of strength.

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