Cuzco is the birthplace of Inca culture. The ancient city is on the plateau of 3200 altitude. The fortress of Saxewaman is built on the top of the hill of the highest point of the ancient city, which can give a bird's eye view of the ancient city. The fortress is the Inca site next only to Machu Picchu in Peru. The Inca masons cut several tons of boulders precisely and then joined them seamlessly without any adhesive. The heaviest single boulder weighs more than a dozen tons, and it feels like the Incas were absolutely inspired by the arrangement of corn kernels on the corncobs. (Smile) (Smile) (Smile)
Cuzco's Andean Mountains are located in the earthquake zone, and the Incas have long known the power of the plateau earthquake, so they always focus on earthquake resistance when building houses. Inca masons cut precisely the stones and then seamlessly stitch together the stones of different shapes without the use of adhesives. The stones are so tightly bonded that they can't fit in a single piece of paper. The Inca's skillful masonry is not as good as the modern builders. It is for this reason that the Spanish invaders retained the original foundations of the Incas when they dismantled the original buildings and built the colonial city of New Cusco. Sacsayhuaman can't be missed if you want to experience the exquisite construction technology of the Incas in the city of Cusco. Located on a hill north of Weapons Square, the site of the Inca Ancient Wall is considered to be the largest and most spectacular Inca site besides Machu Picchu. It's a long name, but it's easy to remember, because the pronunciation is very close to that of English exy Woman. This huge stone array overlooks the city of Cusco. The remaining boulders are the largest ever seen by historians in Cusco and its surrounding areas, weighing about 300 tons. Like other typical Inca buildings, the Incas did not use any steel or cement, but used exquisite polishing technology to grind large stones into specific shapes, and then tightly pieced together. Saxekvaman was well preserved in several major earthquakes in the history of Cusco. But when Spanish colonists built churches in the city, they took down a lot of big stones, and now they see Stonehenge only about 20 (%) of its heyday area.
The megalithic stone buildings here are very unique, with military defensive functions, exquisite design, good surrounding scenery, but also overlook the panorama of Kusko City, very spectacular. It's also a good thing to appreciate the crystallization of ancient people's wisdom.
Located on a hill north of Cusco Weapons Square, Saxewaman is a large Inca site. The huge stone buildings here are incredible. How did the ancients build them and how did they pile them up? Here you can overlook the whole city of Cusco, with a wide view, which is absolutely worth visiting.
Saxelman is a very puzzling place in the Kusko ruins. It uses tens of thousands of huge stones and accumulates four tiers of stepped squares one by one. There was no modern tool in that year, and it was in the plateau and mountainous areas. How did this be accomplished? What was its purpose? It felt very strange.
Stonehenge is scattered all over the hill. It is difficult to imagine how the wisdom of the Incas could be constructed and lived.
Archaeological discoveries show that the huge stones of the barrier wall were shipped to the river after the quarry was formed. Hundreds of workers used ropes to pull the stones to the site for reprocessing under the guidance of the architect, so as to make the barrier fit perfectly. Surprisingly, the largest stone weighs 200 tons.