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The stories of the child sacrifices and Llama tortures were far too crazy to be real when the locals told me. Liitle did I know because when I sat on top of the stone to tie my shoelaces, chills went down my spine and I...More
High on a hill within Machu Picchu is this magnificently huge rock sun dial.
The Incas were so clever!
Make sure you make the effort and walk up to it (up the stairs from near the ancient quarry, after the Temple of the Sun).
This magnificent rock as part of the Machu Picchu ruins is carved out from a huge slab and stands at the highest level of the ruins. We were part of a Gate1 tour and the guide basically explained to us that it functioned back then...More
This area left me completely awed at the ingenuity, engineering and science of the Incas. It’s carvings and positioning points perfectly in all directions. There is a stone across from it that points directly to magnetic north. Our guide even got out his compass to...More
This is just plain awesome at so many levels. Although we encountered rain and mist nothing could dampen our enthusiasm and we were just so impressed. If it is on your bucket list go when you have the stamina because there is a lot of...More
The Intihuatana – the stone to tie the sun. The Intihuatana is a mixture between an altar and an astronomical device. The ingenious stone will cast absolutely no shadow on the day of the solstice. Different angles and levels also made it possible to predict...More