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I had heard about it and seen pictures of it for almost my entire life. Today I finally got to check Machu Pic’chu off of my bucket list! The only way into this ancient site is by train along the Inca Road. Boarding the train and riding deeper into the jungle to the “Lost City” made me feel like I was in an Indiana Jones film going back in time to 1911 when explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the “Ancient Mountain,” which is what Machu Pic’chu actually means.
As I entered the site the first thing I noticed was how massive it was – much larger than I had anticipated. The jagged mountain backdrop mixed with the deep green grass, the layered Inca terraces and buildings was simply breathtaking to behold. The only negative here compared with all of the other ancient Peruvian sites is that there are Disneyland-sized crowds of tourists everywhere! The 550+ year old Inca walls and dwellings made of rough stone and clay mortar are beautiful and amazing engineering achievements in their own right and they are what the majority of tourists pay attention to, but what blew my mind was something else…
Just a few years ago I had heard about and seen a few pictures and video footage of what appeared to be some megalithic (10,000+ years old) mortarless construction inside Machu Pic’chu made from white granite. As I now walked through it myself, I was very surprised to see much more megalithic masonry than I had imagined would be here. There were several steep white staircases carved out of the granite that were very smooth to the touch as well as many rooms and buildings carved out of the same material with precision windows cut into them. The Inca rooms and buildings seemed to be almost exact copies of the much older megalithic work, but with inferior construction methods. The “Temple of the Sun” was the first of these megalithic marvels I saw and was amazing to behold. Underneath it was a secret cave with a staircase and with what appeared to be rooms and windows back behind it in the darkness. This area was sealed off-limits.
Next I traveled up several flights of stairs, through more Inca terracing and buildings and into the “Temple of the Three Windows” made of the same striking white mortarless granite blocks. The shape and style of this megalithic construction can almost appear to look like something you would see in a space-age star wars film…
Lastly, after going up one more flight of ancient stairs and around a slight bend, I came to the most sacred part of Machu Pic’chu – the “Intihuantana” which is translated “Hitching Post.” According to Author & Biologist Brien Foerster, the Intihuantana is astronomical and the most famous and enigmatic stone monument at Machu Pic’chu if not all of South America. As stated many times before, the only tools found in the archaeological record that the Inca possessed to craft stone were bronze chisels and stone hammers. Granite is much harder, therefore the Inca would not have been able to craft these megalithic works. Therefore the Inca must have found it after it had suffered through a cataclysm and decided to build on top of and around it.
Q So who were these master megalithic builders? Q When did they build? Q How did they build? Q What happened to their earth-works that are found all over Peru (World-wide flood)? Q What happened to them?
Look for my report on Day 6 next…
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