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We climbed up 70 steps to see the famous Intihuatana or Inti Watana, “Hitching Post of the Sun” or “the stone to tie the sun”. Located above a pyramid constructed in the highest part of the urban sector, this massive carved ritual stone, the best...More
So this is a sundial but with a twist, it is at a bit of an angle to adjust for not being on the equator - funny. The Inca culture was very unique and all the history I learned on my hike to Machu Picchu...More
This stone is only one of two surviving intact Intihuatanas (other is in Pisac), a mysterious ritual stone that is tied to ritual ceremonies as well as being an astronomic clock or Inca calendar used to measure when was the time to celebrate the winter...More
I was really pleased to see this feature as I had missed seeing the Intihuatana Stone at Pisac. These structures were of huge significance to the Inca in their astronomical observations. Well worth walking to when on a tour of the archaeological site of Machu...More
The stories of the child sacrifices and Llama tortures were far too crazy to be real when the locals told me. Liitle did I know because when I sat on top of the stone to tie my shoelaces, chills went down my spine and I...More