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Photograph of the drain and water basin in Room 24, Northern Palace

Room 24 Information

Considered part of the private habitation of the Inca (as are all rooms west of Rooms 1, 9, and 42), this room had limited access as the middle court, Room 9, is the only entrance to Rooms 19-30 and 31-41. Room 24 is one of the only two imperial bathrooms in the Northern Palace, the other being Room 57, although it is not as grand as room 57. The upper portions of the wall are adobe masonry and the room contains a drain for water to flow into the room through the wall. The stonework inside appears to have made up a basin or reservoir rather than an exit drain for the water as seen in Room 57.



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