Monday, July 16, 2018

Archaeologists and Astronomers Solve the Mystery of Chile's Stonehenge

The saywas are close to the ancient pathways of the Qhapaq Ñan – an Inca road network stretching from southern Colombia to central Chile. Photograph: Christian Handl/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock 


Laurence Blair
The Guardian
July 16, 2018

". . . the saywas had a simultaneous calendrical, ritual and political purpose. The uncannily precise solar phenomenon above the Inca stonework was designed to broadcast the “sacred power” of the Inca, even 1,000 miles away from Cuzco, Sanhueza suggested. Others marked borders between different climactic zones."

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