As with all sacred sites found throughout the world, many of them remain an enigma as to their creators and purpose. It is clear that human who lived in the timelines there megalithic monuments were created had help from what we could call Gods referring to Ancient Aliens.
There is strong energy in this valley. From Pisaq to Ollantaytambo, this 26 mile long valley housed the royalty of the Incas and was considered sacred by them. This valley is very fertile and was said to produce the finest corn (maize) in Inca times. Ruins line this valley where the Vilcanoca (Sacred) River runs through it.
Sacsayhuaman (satisfied falcon) - is an Incan sacred and strategic site above the city, serves as the head of the puma. On the peak of a hill overlooking the city of Cusco lies the ancient fortress of Sacsayhuaman . Once the domain of Inca warriors, nobles and engineers it now stands in ruins but many visitors explore its maze of intricately constructed walls, stairways and structures. After the conquest of Cusco in 1536 most of the inner structures of Sacsayhuaman were dismantled and used to construct Spanish Cusco.
The carved stone walls fit so perfectly that no blade of grass or steel can slide between them. There is no mortar. They often join in complex and irregular surfaces that would appear to be a nightmare for the stonemason. There is usually neither adornment nor inscription. It reminds me of the stones of the Great Pyramid. That too has no inscriptions. One has to wonder who created these great stone edifices with such precision in that timeline with such limited tools. Could they have been created by the same gods or Ancient Aliens?
Most of these walls are found around Cuzco and the Urubamba River Valley in the Peruvian Andes. There are a few scattered examples elsewhere in the Andes, but almost nowhere else on Earth.
Sacsahuaman was supposedly completed around 1508. It took approximately a crew of 20,000 to 30,000 men working for 60 years to complete it.
Chronicler Garcilaso de la Vega was born around 1530, and raised in the shadow of these walls. He wrote - "This fortress surpasses the constructions known as the seven wonders of the world. For in the case of a long broad wall like that of Babylon, or the colossus of Rhodes, or the pyramids of Egypt, or the other monuments, one can see clearly how they were executed. They did it by summoning an immense body of workers and accumulating more and more material day by day and year by year. They overcame all difficulties by employing human effort over a long period. But it is indeed beyond the power of imagination to understand now these Indians, unacquainted with devices, engines, and implements, could have cut, dressed, raised, and lowered great rocks, more like lumps of hills than building stones, and set them so exactly in their places. For this reason, and because the Indians were so familiar with demons, the work is attributed to enchantment."
Archaeologists tell us that the walls of Sacsahuaman rose ten feet higher than their remnants. That additional ten feet of stones supplied the building materials for the cathedrals and casas of the conquistadors. It is generally conceded that these stones were much smaller than those lithic monsters that remain. Perhaps the upper part of the walls, constructed of small, regularly-shaped stones was the only part of Sacsahuaman that was built by the Incas and finished in 1508. This could explain why no one at the time of the conquest seemed to know how those mighty walls were built.
Near Sacsayhuaman is Qenko (Zigzag), a carved limestone formation
that served as a sacrificial site or temple.
Across from the ruins of Ollantaytambo in the Urubamba Valley stands a sacred mountain believed to have the profile of Viracocha, the Inca sun god, carved into the stone.
When the sun strikes this profile of Viracocha during the winter solstice, the mineral content of the mountain reflects and refracts the rays. The Inca believed that this was a sign verifying the deity of Viracocha. The solstices were sacred days for the Inca since so much of their culture was based on planting seasons. The buildings to the right and to the left were constructed by the Inca to store corn as food for winters and as offerings to Viracocha.
Mysterious Pre-Inca megalithic stonework at Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is rare if not unique in Peru. The gigantic monoliths are part of what was to be a shrine or temple. At some time unknown, and for reasons unknown, work mysteriously stopped on this huge project. There are many other projects that were never completed.
At the northern end of the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo has a special spirit about it. The legend goes that a white bearded God, Wiracocha, entered the town and blessed the people. They so honored him, that they carved his face in the mountainside, where you can see it today.
At the southern end of the Sacred Valley, Pisac's ruins form an enormous condor on the mountainside. Farmers still cultivate theterraces that lead up to the city at the top of the mountain. See the altar at the temple and walk through the rock tunnel.
Strange Stone Carvings
Steps that go nowhere - seats that are hard to get to - are to be found in astonishing abundance in the area around Cusco. They are carved so precisely, with their outside and inside corners so sharp and fine.
Cuzco, the capital of the Incan empire, was built out of stone and adorned with gold. The Coricancha is a fine example of how the fusion of Inca style and Colonial styles of architecture evolved into the Cusco of today. Originally the site was a ceremonial center featuring a number of stone rectangular buildings laid out as to be the convergence of ley lines connected to numerous 'huacas' or power spots.
On the Summer Solstice sun light from the opening in one of the rooms illuminates a specific niche in which sits the Inca chief. The rooms were adorned with elaborate gold ceremonial objects including a huge gold sun disk which was considered sacred. After the Spanish Conquest much of the structure was torn down and reassembled as the Church of Santa Domingo. A considerable amount of the original Inca structure was left intact and integrated into the church structure.
The Temple of the Sun was once the most important temple of the Incas. When the Spanish conquered the Inca Empire, they used the fine Inca stonework to form the base of the Church of Santo Domingo. Inside the church area are some of the buildings built by the Incas that were used by the conquerors for their private quarters.
The temple also served as a tomb for several Incas, or kings. During Inca rule, the Coricancha, or Golden Courtyard, was covered with gold and silver sculptures representing llamas, corn, babies, and the sun.
When the Spaniards conquered Cuzco, the Inca capital, they set about stripping the gold from the temples and melting them down. Legend has it that it took three months to cart all of the gold from the Sun Temple.
Not far from Cusco there is a hill they call the Temple of the Moon. The hill has several caves and many rock carvings. Some of the carvings here show extreme weathering. This most likely was used for ceremonial purposes.
In the foreground was the city's quarry. Midfield are agricultural terraces, probably for the typical resident. In the background is the Inca Trail winding up the mountain for which the city is named.
Inca's Famous Mummies
These unusual Incan terraces at Moray were an experimental farm taking
advantage of different micro-climates created by the geometric shapes.
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