The crowning jewel of Peruvian archaeology and tourism, not to mention national pride is Machu Pic’chu, whose real name is likely the Dwelling Place of the Gods in the Inca Quechua language. Few visitors are told that the Inca were not the first people there, the megalith builders were…and thousands of years earlier.
This astonishingly beautiful place is mainly Inca in construction, but about 20 percent was made by much earlier people, as evidenced in the following photos.
The massive block at the bottom does not match the rest of this wall. It was clearly created by an earlier culture.
Even the famous Hitching Post of the Sun, though used by the Inca, was most likely not constructed by them. The granite stone is far too hard and refined for their bronze chisels and stone hammers.
Inside the Temple of the Sun is an ancient shaped stone, but most guides have no clue that the Inca didn’t shape it.
My first book A Brief History Of The Incas is available at the bookstore on top of Machu Pic’chu.
And if you dare, feel free to climb the 2000 stone stairs to the top of Huayna Pic’chu.