The archaeological complex of Saywite, is located in the district of Curahuasi, province of Abancay, department of Apurímac.
Saywite is geographically very close to two important citadels: Machu Picchu and Choquequirao.
For the culture of the Incas, Saywite may have been a ceremonial center where water was worshiped, but it must also have been a "training" center where the Inca hydraulics learned the different engineering tecniques in coastal and mountain conditions.
For some scholars it is an original representation of the cosmic vision of the Inca culture, which has left sculpted and perpetuated some of its most remarkable religious conceptions on the problems of water and fertilization of land.
It is a model of the cosmic world of the Incas, associated with water, the fertility of the land and the forces committed to its existence.
The Andean world, conceived life as a whole, nothing was isolated and the use of its resources was based on respect for their divinities, the stars: the Sun and the Moon (Inti and Quilla) and natural resources: soil and water (mamapacha and yacumama) and even inanimate beings were venerated as a sign of respect for the Andes: the mountains (apus). They had an integrated vision of how to manage resources and a sample of this is the monolith of Saywite, where they represented their main hydraulic structures, which we find as vestiges of their great knowledge of the basins associated with the divinity and their vision of the world.
The monolith of Saywite is "a symbolic fountain", represented in a lithic block in which there are more than 208 figures carved in high relief between animals and structures, adapting to the natural sinuosities of the rock itself.
One more example of the Inca genius, which makes us think that these places, like Moray, were centers for training and training in the use of technology for a privileged caste that made possible the execution of the large hydraulic works that have left us as a sign of his wisdom that current science has not yet overcome.
The monolith of Saywite, is represented in the coins of the collection "wealth and pride of Peru" issued by the Central Reserve Bank of Peru.