Partners at Pachacamac
The Ychsma considered Pachacamac an important religious and ceremonial center. Once the Ychsma were conquered, the Inca still used the center as a pilgrimage and religious site.
Archaeologist and National Geographic grantee Matthew Piscitelli says, "What's amazing about the site is that ... the [Ychsma] Pachacamac priests were still allowed to function independently of the Inca religious specialists and were even consulted by the Inca for advice."
- H.M. Herget/National Geographic Creative