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Mitad del Mundo outisde Quito, Ecuador

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Mitad del Mundo outisde Quito, Ecuador

Visited the equator at Mitad del Mundo last year -- big, expensive, blah -- but loved the little center next door, said to be on the "real" equator. This is the place where you balance an egg on end. I was under the impression that this spot was designated as the equator by the Inca. Anybody know for sure?

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1. Re: Mitad del Mundo outisde Quito, Ecuador

I don't know about the place next door, but you're right that the Mitad del Mundo is not on the exact ecuator, and the Incas had built a temple to the sun or some such thing on a spot that they discovered later to be the real ecuator.

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2. Re: Mitad del Mundo outisde Quito, Ecuador

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