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Incredible Inca stone masonry How did they move these massive

Incredible Inca stone masonry How did they move these massive


Incredible Inca stone masonry. How did they move these massive weights?

Inca's stone masonry: Part of a wall in near Macchu Picchu, Peru. Ancient architecture at its finest. No Mortar used to create these walls.

More incredible pre-Inca stonework.

Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco - Never underestimate how big these stones are. some are estimated to weigh 1000 tonnes and so precisely placed.

Thirteen-angle stone discovered in ancient Inca wall

Incredible Inca stonework at Saksaywaman just outside Cuzco. The Ancient ceremonial centre was commissioned by

The largest blocks are 70 feet long, 14 feet high, 10 feet thick, and weigh over 800 tons. They are clearly far older then the Temple ...

Such walls are essentially earthquake-proof. The fact that 'Inca' walls tend to incline inwards by 3° to 5° also contributes to their stability.

... stonework are always found in the lower levels of the buildings. As at other sites, certain structures, or parts of them, undoubtedly predate the Incas.

Polygonal and/or cyclopean masonry can also be found in the ancient Mediterranean region. H.P. Blavatsky says that the cyclopean buildings in Peru, ...

So this kind of masonry of nicely worked stones is called ashlar and was unashamedly stolen by the Inca from the earlier ...

Wall in Peru started by ancient civilization then fixed by Incan. Quality of work is

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Cyclopean masonry.


We were all wondering how the Inca had been able to move such giant stones up these steep hills, and our guide explained that the little protrusions in the ...

12-sided stone in Inca wall

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12 Angled Stone Hatunrumiyoc

The “hookstones” that Bingham describes at Machu Picchu are not so much ways to keep the blocks from moving, but where two walls met from two different ...

Cyclopean polygonal masonry at Sacsayhuamán in Peru

The megalithic stone walls of Saksaywaman


BOTH THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS AND INCAS / PRE-INCAS…created precision-like stone cuts in their masonry, such that a piece of paper can barely fit between ...


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There is therefore a stark contrast between the perfectly shaped (hidden) sides, which fit together seamlessly, and the crude, rough outer faces – perhaps ...

The magnificent interlocking stones at Saksaywaman

How Did the Incas Build Machu Picchu?

But was that the only method the Incas used? And more importantly, were all 'Inca'-style buildings really constructed by the Incas? Or was the polygonal, ...

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Hole in the wall

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... stonework are always found in the lower levels of the buildings. As at other sites, certain structures, or parts of them, undoubtedly predate the Incas.

Note slight shift in stones due to earlier earthquake

"Two striking features of Inca stone building were walls built to partially conceal natural outcrops, and coursed stonework inserted into natural crevices.

Sacsayhuaman: When It Was Built

... that stone that they so painstakingly cut out and built with has been incorporated into houses and stone fences since they were abandoned. Only the big ...

This refutes the idea that the blocks were ground against each other to obtain a perfect fit. To understand how this was done Protzen did an experiment on ...

Being a man of science and probably having a nice grant in which to do something like this, Protzen set about ...

They are estimated at around 50 tons + each. The whole temple in turn was encased in even larger limestone blocks, the largest of which has been ...

The Ancient Inca denied having anything to do with the building of Tiahuanaco or Puma Punku. This means that the culture that built these sites existed ...

The wall was part of an interconnected network of water channels

There are some incredible structures created by humans so long ago that it's tempting to believe they were built by alien hands.

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Non-linear stone masonry, Cusco

Along this ramp route are about 80 abandoned blocks of stone that never made it to the site to be used. The ramp incline varies between 8° and 12° with a ...

Across the empire, some 25,000 miles of road—including this intact section—led to Cuzco (in the distance). (Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet)

Ancient Stone Cutting Methods by Incans and Egyptians

Ollantaytamba megaliths over 400,000 pounds. Moved over 50 miles to a mountain top at over 12,000 feet.

Clay added to frame to make a form

Located just 3 kilometers northeast of Cusco, Oenqo was one of the oddest Incan sites.

They were certainly an amazing and fascinating culture. Ollantaytambo-Peru- stone-water-fountain

"The Incas sought to display their power through massive stone constructions and large-scale earthworks up precipitously steep slopes.

BOTH THE EGYPTIANS AND INCAS / PRE-INCAS…built very similar looking stonemasonry, even down to the detail of carving bulges or “bumps” in the stones (see ...


Ollantaytambo granaries Stevage ...

Panorama of Sacsayhuamán

Snake in Vitrified Stone

Inca Science, Innovation & Technology

Inca Empire

... the stones are slightly wedge shaped, meaning that their cross sections are smaller inside the wall that they are on the outer surface.

Valley de Sur (Cusco region)

The site of Ollantaytambo includes Inca buildings that are among the oldest continuously inhabited in South America. (Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet)

Harth-terré (1965) dubbed this method “wedge-stone” construction. The lateral joints were shaped in a similar way to bedding joints in that ...

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Loreto St Wall Showing a Vitrified Layer

This worked on any area of the stone and didn't rely on a naturally occurring fissure.

Today, the 12 angle stone stands as a reminder for the amazing masonry skills of the Incan culture, and is a famous and popular tourist photo shot ...

The Amazing, Colossal Sanctuary of Ollantaytambo

I have always been fascinated by Indigenous cultures. As a child growing up on the west coast of Canada, I developed a keen interest in native Haida and ...

Inca architecture is ...

Historians believe that the Aztec masons executed designs that were far more elaborate than the Mayans. However, little evidence of this exists today.

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Cuzco Peru: Clear Evidence Of The Great Builders Before The Inca

... the block to shape it. Direct blows just crushed the surface. Small angled blows created small flakes. Blows almost 45° to the surface produced the best ...

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Martin Chambi - The Stone of Twelve Angles - Cusco - 1925


Something that has perplexed most if not all researchers of Peruvian history is the creator deity named Viracocha. Deemed to have been the ancestor of the ...


The Inca wall was discovered in Incahuasi


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Protzen scoured the Rumiqolqa quarry for evidence of what tools were used to do all this quarrying and dressing and found it to be ...

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It is far more likely that, as at Sacsayhuaman, the Incas merely adopted, remodelled and added to buildings that were already in place.

Largest known megalithic block from antiquity revealed at Baalbek