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Inti-Punku “Sun Gate”
My first stop of the day was to the “Sun Gate” which is located about an hour south of Cusco and which was the traditional southern border of Cusco.
Therefore, everybody and everything coming from the south would have had to come through this gate first, so it was a place of power. Inti-Punku is yet another example of the Inca finding the much older mortarless megalithic earth-works that were constructed with an advanced technology, and then building their newer and inferior stonework on top of it. What we have here is two very different cultures and two very different forms of construction. So who were these master builders?
Andahuaylillas Museum – Huayqui skeleton
Next I visited the Andahuaylillas Museum which is home to one of the most famous elongated skull specimens in the world – the Huayqui skeleton otherwise known as “Wayki.” Wayki lived some 800 years ago and died around the age of two years old. What’s most striking is its huge elongated skull in proportion to the tiny body. Numerous medical professionals who have examined it say that there is no disease which would be responsible for this condition. Also obvious are the larger than life eye sockets, large molars and longer than normal arm bones. This skeleton is also missing two sets of ribs. DNA tests taken on this specimen are coming in September 2017… Is this an example of ancient genetic tampering?
Huaro Museum – Elongated skulls and stone evidence of lost ancient technology
My third stop of the day was to the Huaro museum which also displayed several elongated skulls and many artifacts that were made with a lost ancient technology. DNA analysis of these elongated skulls have recently been done and verify that the elongation was not just caused by artificial cranial deformation, but rather genetics. As you can clearly see, the elongated skull’s cranial volume is up to 25 percent larger and 60 percent heavier than a conventional human skull, meaning it could not have been intentionally deformed through head binding. It also contains only one parietal plate, rather than two like normal humans.
The museum was full of fascinating megalithic artifacts that appeared to be cut and designed with an ancient lost technology. The most striking were these blocks that had piping drilled all the way through them.
Tambomachay “Water Temple”
Seeing Tambochay, which is the Inca word meaning “Water Temple,” was the best way to end the day. At first glance I was blown away by the scale of this temple as the mountain water from high above, channels down through it and connects to endless waterfalls located on each terrace. All I knew about this site upon entering it was that it was solely an Inca agricultural mezzanine, but as I looked closer, I learned there was so much more…
Again, as is the case with most of the ancient sites in Peru, the Inca found much older megalithic marvels and then built on top of them. At the very highest terraces, there were the same megalithic mortarless blocks that are seen at Saqaywaman, but here they were also in the form of waterfalls. In this picture you can see the megalithic construction surrounding the waterfall and the inferior Inca construction above it in the background.
Look for my report on Day 3 next…