Inside the Royal Tomb has been the site of numerous mummy
excavations. Of more than 100 skeletal remains discovered here, 80%
were women. This fact, among others, leads many historians to surmise
that the area was inhabited primarily by high priests and chosen women.
The true purpose of Machu Picchu has never been conclusively determined.
To the left of the royal tomb lies a series of 16 ceremonial baths,
joined by one linked aqueduct system. At the top of this system is
the watershed hut. Continuing along the left side of the complex,
you will cross the rock quarry and come across the Sacred