Although the Inca are the well known culture who made Cusco their capital, there are numerous examples of megalithic shaped stones which the Inca can not be said to have created. Their bronze tools would have been useless at creating these surfaces, and thus a much older and technically sophisticated people must have preceded them.
The site called Qenqo is amazing mainly because the entire stone outcrop has been shaped. Some academics believe that this was a quarry, but stone masons I have taken here completely dismiss that idea, because in most cases the stone removed was not of useful size.
Some of the members of our September 2014 tour group had already been to Egypt and saw similar stone work as that in the above photo. As in Peru, the dynastic Egyptians were not capable of doing this work, as they as well, for most of their history had at best bronze tools. So what links Peru and Egypt is that previous civilizations had existed having Lost Ancient High Technology.
Many visitors see the massive wall at Sachsayhuaman, but few stray far enough to see things such as the shaped surfaces in the above photo. The amount of weathering of the flat areas alone could indicate that the work done here was achieved thousands of years before the Inca existed in this area.
What would appear to be stone steps or “Inca thrones” nearby have not been satisfactorily explained by academics or local tour guides. These flat surfaces are almost perfectly level and were unlikely the work of the Inca. Some theories believe that as a whole they represent a solar or lunar calendar…
The polygonal wall of Sachsayhuaman also could not have been achieved by the Inca. Every stone is of a different shape and size, and many still fit so tightly together that you can’t fit a human hair in the joints. Others have gaps which were made during periods of extreme earthquakes, possibly thousands of years ago.
What you are looking at here is Inca period repair work to the megalithic wall at Sachsayhuaman. When the Spanish first arrived in 1533, they asked the Inca if such work had been done by them. The answer was simply no; they had found it there when they had founded the city of Cusco about 1100 AD.
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