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Stone floor and ritual vessel found at Machu Picchu

A stone floor and fragmented ritual vessel have been found at Machu Picchu.

In a passage behind the “water mirrors” (recinto de espejos de agua), researchers at the Ministry of Culture have revealed a stone paved floor and, at one of its corners, a vessel that would have been used to make offerings.

“It seems that all the [found]fragments are part of the same vessel. At first glance [it is]a type of pot with a pointed base. When an offering was made, a ritual burning was performed, which is also evidenced in the lithic remains,” José Bastante, one of the archaeologists in charge of the research, told El Comercio.

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