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Exploring Ancient Inca Site Of Pisaq Peru In June 2021

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foreign okay this is one of the official entrances into the complex and they’ve made it very narrow on purpose because if an invading army wanted to attack fisa they could only do maybe two or three in a row at a time so then the inca army who would be up here could easily pick them off so it’s done strategically for that purpose so this is the millet part of the military aspect okay and this is quite possibly another part of the military you notice again a very narrow entrance to restrict number who can come in at one time then if you see these niches in the walls of which there are thousands and thousands and thousands of them a standard guide will tell you that that’s where the inca would have a gold statue of some kind there wasn’t enough gold in peru to be able to do that so they were simply for storage and the inca did not in the inca adopted this design of niche they didn’t invent it it’s a trapezoid shape and that’s what we’re going to see especially at oyente tombo the megalithic aspect has i think 13 of these niches that fit perfectly together and they’re also very acoustic again to the sound of ohm so if somebody sticks their head into the niche at one end and someone makes that tone in the other end the sound goes right through the stone to the other person like amplified so again obviously for acoustic but these ones are made of rocks and adobe mud so they’re not acoustic at all and then this is the rest of the complex here or part of it that’s the royal sector up on top and then again these giant terracing systems average 10 to 12 feet high recently restored and then over that way is another part of the big farming sector there and the trail which is now i think uh it’s prohibited to go through but the megalithic complexes up and over the mountain right over there and as i said if you want to walk from here down to the town it takes at least eight hours which i’ve done a couple of times and there are tombs straight down that way if you look at the the vertical surface of the wall you’ll see slightest light discolorations those are adobe sealed tombs which are no longer sealed and up here when we get farther up that way there are about three thousand of them in this the side of the mountain so now we’re walking through again with the military sector off to the right again another look at the incredible terracing system here afterwards or are they part of the um oh you’re talking about where the second mountain range no no no there were two right here yes oh those little walls yeah yeah that’s all inca but there’s a megalithic part too right over there which hopefully will go to it’s a megalithic gate and yeah and this is one of the native trees whose name escapes me but there are no like i said before there are no native trees growing in this part of peru that grows straight the only ones that do are the eucalyptus because they’re from australia so when people say that the inca moved a 125 ton stone from the quarry to get to saksaywaman they didn’t have anything to make a roller out of and also it’s you know it’s it’s wet half of the year so how would you possibly move something like that and you know without getting it bogged down in the mud and you’re going up and over mountains you know to get to the quarry and nobody actually really knows where the quarry is we went to one which is about three miles away it seems to be the same material but you’d have to take samples and get them tested in a lab to make sure like for sure and uh it’s it’s a huge area but we’re never able to find like a big stone that was still there or one that had had been partially cut they’re all the erosion is just extreme again indicating uh you know we’ve had geologists come with us throughout peru and stuff and when i ask them how old or how much weathering based on climate conditions are we talking hundreds or thousands of years they’ve all said thousands of years so that’s geological evidence that the inca couldn’t have done some aspects of this stuff there’s also another story that the quarry is actually in the sacred valley itself so trans i think it at yukai so transporting it from there to get up to there it’s like absolutely crazy but we’re also going to see the um there’s a megalithic part over here and that’s basalt as compared to the the local stone which is uh igneous but it’s not basalt and the quarry is about 35 miles in that direction so we’re going to actually pass the the quarry it’s called rumi kolka which means stone storage that’s a good name for that’s the inca name for a quarry mix you know again everything’s logical so we’ll drive right past it and see so um yeah this is this is the first megalithic big complex i’d ever seen and i did when i first turned around that corner back there and look at it i did say holy i’ve never seen you know i’ve been to stonehenge and stuff but i’ve never seen anything on this kind of scale so now we’re going to walk to see part of the megalithic aspect here at pisac it’s called the amaru punku which means the gate of the snake so you see here this is the megalithic part with some repair work on top uh so look at the size of this lintel two pieces thanks for locking the door oh you think that’s what that was you


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