Mysteries of Inca Moray – Part 2

High in the Andes Mountains, the archaeological site of Moray holds many mysteries. Starting with natural sinkholes, Inca builders lined a set of huge circular depressions with concentric terraces. Constructing Moray required tremendous engineering skill and thousands of hours of construction efforts, so why was it built?

By |2022-06-25T14:37:08-07:00October 29th, 2020|Ancient Andean Cultures|0 Comments

Mysteries of Inca Moray – Part 1

The Incas were accomplished engineers who built long-lasting structures, from Machu Pichu on a ridgetop to the Inca Road system along the spine of the Andes Mountains. A sculpted landscape masterpiece that is less well known is a set of large circular depressions lined with concentric rings of stone-lined terraces. Named Moray and located on a high plain about 20 miles northwest of Cusco, these circles began as deep natural sinkholes with unstable slopes at the angle of repose.

By |2020-10-19T17:04:13-07:00October 22nd, 2020|Ancient Andean Cultures|4 Comments
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