Inca architecture - The use of dry-stone walls (Ashlar) - Machu Picchu by Jorge Lascar, via Flickr

Inca architecture - The use of dry-stone walls (Ashlar) - Machu Picchu by Jorge Lascar

Ruina Perú, Cantera Inca.

Ruina Perú, Cantera Inca.

Cantera Inca, Perú

Cantera Inca, Perú

Ruina de Perú, Cantera Inca.

Ruina de Perú, Cantera Inca.

detail, Inca architecture, Ollantaytambo, Peru

detail, Inca architecture, Ollantaytambo, Peru The precision was not supposed to be possible in those ancient times, yet there are many examples including the pyramids which are based in both fibonacci & calculation with pi.

What Science Knows about the Culture and Economy of the Inca Empire: Fine Inca masonry work, at Machu Picchu

What Science Knows about the Culture and Economy of the Inca Empire

The residential palace of the Inca king Pachacuti has drawn tourists from all over the world because of its lovely impossible location at the edge of the world. Gina Carey was at Machu Picchu during the Summer of and shares her photographs with us.

Inherited from the Wari, the Incas used the “cancha” urban pattern to organise the town of Ollantaytambo. Description from enperublog.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Inherited from the Wari, the Incas used the “cancha” urban pattern to organise the town of Ollantaytambo. Description from enperublog.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Inca architecture - an interlocking puzzle

Inca, like other cultures that built massive structures without mortar they used intricate cuts in the rock so that they fit perfectly in place. The exact cuts would be difficult to replicate today lut alone in mass and weighing tons each

Incan housing block with the belfry of Santo Domingo on the background. Cusco. Perú ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Photo: daniel.virella, via Flickr

Incan housing block with the belfry of Santo Domingo on the background. Perú ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo by Daniel Virella

Ancient+Inca+Architecture+And+Llamma | ... Rights Managed image, photo - Inca House, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

Ancient+Inca+Architecture+And+Llamma | ... Rights Managed image, photo - Inca House, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

Ancient+Inca+Architecture+And+Llamma | Ancient Inca Architecture

Description of the historical city of Cuzco in Peru, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including colonial buildings and wonderful sites from the Inca period, Ollantaitambo, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu. another UNESCO World Heritage Site

Moray (Inca ruin), Cusco, Peru / Moray or Muray (Quechua) is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 km northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3500m and just west of the village of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30m deep.

Moray (Inca ruin), Cusco, Peru / Moray or Muray (Quechua) is an archaeological…

Mayan architecture

The ornate wall carving of Pacal was found on an exterior wall of this structure.

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