incas and rocks

Sounds crazy to marvel over some rocks—but it can’t be helped while gawking at some Incan structures. We visited Qoricancha, quechua for Temple of the Sun. This Inca temple has some impeccable rock engineering and I’ve included some closeups. You can’t pass a needle through these rocks that fit together perfectly to form many a trapezoidal wall. Trapezoidal to withstand the earthquakes. The Incas were definitely on to something before the Spaniards arrived and built their cathedrals on top of these temples. Another thing, these walls were originally covered in gold. All gone now, probably all shipped to Spain as well.

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