10 Amazing Images Of The Most Incredible Ancient Megalithic Site In Peru
It is perhaps one of the most incredible ancient sites in Peru, a megalithic site that is believed to predate the Inca themselves. The construction features found at Sacsayhuaman are breathtaking, precisely cut stones, sharp edges, smooth surfaces and walls put together in such a way that modern engineers stand in awe when looking at the feature of this ancient megalithic site. Sacsayhuaman is located at an elevation of 3701m above sea level in the northern outskirts of Cusco, Peru.
Modern archaeologists believe that, according to recent studies, the oldest parts of this ancient city were built by the Killke, 1.000 years ago, but Inca legends go far beyond that; stating that this ancient megalithic site was built by gods who descended from the heavens. The stone masonry present at Sacsayhuaman is incredible, with huge walls composed of rocks over 50 tons, squeezed together in such a way as if the rock literally melted, placed together like a puzzle, perfectly fitting into place.
Here we bring you ten amazing images of this ancient megalithic site that you probably haven’t yet seen, in an effort to help understand and get to know Sacsayhuaman better.
Image sources: Wikimedia Commons. HiddenIncaTours.com Panoramio.com
By Ivan Petricevic, Ancient-Code