20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Skulls on Peru Home Altar

Visiting a 500-year-old home in Peru we noticed three skulls displayed with fresh flowers and personal items. For good fortune. Our guide suggested that the skulls had been found nearby in ancient battlefields were Inca and Spaniards clashed about the time the home was built.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Richard Namikas