Exploring the Mysteries of the Andes

Q’inqu: Carved Cave

The carved cave within the sacred rock at Q’inqu is thought to have been used to prepare bodies for the afterlife. The ritual is thought to have involved the deceased being laid upon the carved benches and embalmed as part of the mummification process.

© Robin Heyworth – Photo taken 19th March 2002

Carved Cave at Qenqo