A carved slab is situated on the left-hand side of the Caretaker’s Hut. It is a large, white, granite altar with carvings of three steps and a large flat bed on top. There is also a ring pointing in the direction of the solstice; its significance remains unknown.
The Funerary Rock is surrounded by many other foreign rocks such as limestone, which is found in Sacsayhuamán and other quarries far from Machu Picchu. These rocks are believed to have been left over from Inca offerings. Above the rock is a small, four-sided building whose function also remains unknown.
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition