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Ollyantatambo Inca Ruins

sunny 8 °C

This is where the Spaniards killed the last Inca, like most Inca sites this one was not finished.

Most of the good Inca stone work was destroyed by the Spanish, however the sun dials (that dont look anythiong like a sundial) remain. Sundials carved from bed rock show the summer and winter solstice with incredible accuracy.

These sundials were approx 10 metres x 5 metres, all carved from one stone. I'll bet they had a few trips to bunnings for more tools !!!
Many stones lay ready for placement, perfectly carved to suit their new environment. (see pictures)

A real treat was a visit to an original Inca house 500 + years old. The original occupants remains (skulls) sit pride of place along with dried baby Llama. This home also bred Guinea Pigs for the local resturants. Guinea pig meat is quite tasty, just need to dodge the small bones.

Lisa my bride

Lisa my bride

Lisa wondering if she can have a new granite bench top in the kitchen

Lisa wondering if she can have a new granite bench top in the kitchen

Posted by gregeicke 19:54 Archived in Peru Tagged backpacking

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