Marcahuasi is a breathtaking site, a giant gallery of stone sculptures sitting on a 12,000 feet high plateau, 80 Km. northeast of Lima, Peru. It has been described in many ways, as a sacred site, a mystical platform, a pre-Columbian fortress and even a UFO landing place. Inca and Pre-Inca tombs and ruins attest to the cultural significance of Marcahuasi. It was studied during the 1950s by Peruvian researcher Daniel Ruzo, and then presented in his book “Marcahuasi, The Story of a Fantastic Discovery,” first published in 1974.

The photos in this collection were taken in 1983 and 1985.