American Pictures/ Kathy Jarvis
Sahuite / Sawite. This carved rock is on the western side of the Apurimac river
on the route to Choquequirao. It was probably a sacred place although the meaning
of the carvings has to be speculative. The rock is about 4m diameter and 3m high.
It stands within an Inca temple area complete with spring water. Some of the carving
has been damaged and this probably occurred when the Spanish priests were attempting
to destroy the symbols of idolatry they found in the Inca empire.