Trip Report #5 Bonus Material
Everyone was exhausted from climbing all over Machu Picchu the day before, but Percy got us up and moving despite our protests. We visited another archeological site in Cuzco, Sacsayhuaman, pronounced a little like “sexy woman”.
Turns out there are several archeological sites in the area, but how can anything possibly best Machu Picchu? Well, it did. This was a fortress built out of incredibly huge granite boulders. Blew my mind!
Below is our group…to give you a sense of the size of these stones. It’s an amazing mystery, one that has yet to be explained. How did they get these boulders up to this site to begin with? Giants? Ancient Aliens?
Look at how these stones are cut so precisely in a parallelogram shape to make the doors and windows trapezoidal. How did they get them so smooth? Remember, they had no tools. And how could they know that slanting the walls inward would make the structure earthquake proof?
That’s the trip! I hope you enjoyed it.