Machu Picchu - Peru

Stone laying in Machu Picchu - one of obvious proofs of the paleocontact theory.

The most interest for us within the paleocontact theory in Machu Picchu is the difference in a stone laying. We see two approaches to processing of a stone and its laying - the rough Indian laying lies over perfectly processed blocks of technical mission which possibly are the remains of any technical constructions.
To us the version that Indian tribes found the remains of ancient base is submitted to the most logical and over the constructions which have remained it they completed the fortress.

Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu, in translation - "old peak") - a city of ancient America, located in what is now Peru.


Machu Picchu

Just Machu Picchu is often called the "City in the Sky" or "city in the clouds," sometimes called the "lost city of the Incas." In 1532, all the inhabitants mysteriously disappeared. The city is located on the territory of modern Peru at the top of the mountain range at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level, dominating the valley of the Urubamba River. According to its modest size of Machu Picchu can not claim to be a large city - it is not more than 200 structures. Most of the temples, residences, warehouses and other facilities for public use. They mostly consist of wellcut stone, tightly fitting together boards

It believes in and around it lived up to 1,200 people, who worshiped the sun god Inti there and cultivated crops on the terraces. More than 400 years, the city was abandoned and remained in ruins. It found an American researcher at Yale University professor Hiram Bingham in July 24, 1911 when he arrived here, accompanied by a dedicated government troop escort and local guide, he found the peasants living there. As they told him they lived there "free, without any unwanted visitors, officials, recruiting for the army of" volunteers ", or tax collectors." In addition, there has previously visited attractions lovers who leave their names inscribed on the charcoal granite walls.


Constructions of Inkas in Machu Picchu


In the western part of the main temple stands the altar of sacrifice. Opposite him a residential area densely built two-story houses. Between them, as in a labyrinth, curled narrow streets and staircases, often leading to a dead end or a terrace overhanging the abyss.

"Machu" literally translates as "old" and "Picchu - the" tip. "Directly opposite Machu Picchu, on the other bank of the Rio Urubamba, is the second mountain - Huayana Picchu. Both are surging out of the misty valley of Urubamba up like two Sugarloaf separated silver strip of the river, over which the noise reaches the top of Machu Picchu. Scientists have called the city "a majestic hymn in stone."


Machu Picchu

Styles:

  • small agricultural terraces walls, similar to those that today elevate Indians living in the highlands;
  • thick walls with multifaceted, closely fitted to each other Quadra (hewn stones in the shape of the box) and massive cross beams, heavy impressive towers and classical trapezoidal openings;
  • ancient, giant, multi-ton megaliths.

Thus Machu Picchu on planning and architecture is the fruit of the labor of one generation, built on the ruins of a much more ancient sites of megalithic culture. "The Lost City of the Incas" existed for ages, when he was approached by Spanish conquistadors.


The Watchtower of Machu Picchu is interesting to us. The structure consists of a semi-circular wall, which the Incas built around already existing megalithic structures, for some strange reason, without touching it. To this day, no one is able to explain the purpose of the Watchtower.


Watchtower of Machu Picchu

What is the same age of Machu Picchu?
Incas themselves trace their history from the progenitor named Manco Capac, the son of the sun god and the founder of their state. This most Manco Capac raised ignorant inhabitants of the Andes how to grow plants, paving the irrigation canals and built temples, and, of course, teach them mathematics and astronomy.

The highest area of Machu Picchu is a megalithic stone sun that causes the most admired and most often photographed. It's called " Intihuatana." To him are narrow stone steps, and deep down the left writhing silver snake Urubamba. Intihuatana carved from one rock is very impressive size. Merged with the ground in a single unit, solar stone is, heading into the sky docked finger like a silent witness of an unknown technology. His face with a compass pointing up to the four cardinal points. Passing through a diagonal divides the sky into two equal parts and accurately indicates the beginning of spring on a small stone box on the top edge of the mountain top. The sun rises exactly in this niche. The word "Intihuatana" means "place where the sun delayed."


Intihuatana

In Machu Picchu came astronomers from the University of Arizona to see the starting points of the mysterious stone.
Erich von Däniken, a researcher and populariser paleocontacts, in his book "Heavenly Teacher" writes: "We can say only that the pre-Inca tribes couldn't on its own build megalithic city of this magnitude on the steep mountain slopes.


According to the version of scientists Inkas created it with primitive tools

They were teachers, namely, the two sons of the creator god Viracocha, as the story of the Spanish chronicler Cristobel de Molina. The sons of God have taught people the art of cutting and transporting stones and wisdom of astronomy. Subsequently, however, the inhabitants of the earth have disappointed them as worshiping idols. They reported this to his father, and he punished the ingratitude with lightning and fire. Still, the South American god-father promised to return someday. Since then, the Incas closely watching the skies. Any change, any movement of the heavenly bodies carefully recorded.

In end we will provide some photos which visually show as Inkas completed the fortress over ancient base. The difference in a laying and technologies is obvious to everyone.


Over technical constructions the stone laying of Inkas lies