Inca Princess - Cusco, Peru

"Inca Princess" Cusco, Peru

The Inti Raymi Celebration at Sacsayhuaman in Cusco, Peru

As the Winter solstice comes to the southern hemisphere the people in Cusco recreate the grand Incan festival of Inti Raymi. The Incas worshipped the return of the sun and the beginning of the lengthening of daylight. This young woman is one of many that make a ceremonial offering to the gods to bring back the sun.

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