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Machu Pichu First Moment
A wonder of Peru in Maras
Machu Picchu emerging from the clouds after a rainstorm
Just Machu Picchu
Ruins of ancient Inca town lost in mountains
Inca
Visiting a mid-15 century town Ollantaytambo in Peru
From Pachamama
Tunupa's image in stone near Machu Picchu.
Twilight in the Ancient Capital
open door inca to the world of harmony human and environment
Inca women making bread
Inca woman at her loom
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A wonder of Peru in Maras

I was fotunate to hike to the Moray Archeological Site, in Maras, Peru. While their, I learned some facts about the ancient ruins. The structures were built to grow and farm food such as quinoa and coca. Typically these foods could only grow in warm environments like the Amazon, but the ruins were built using levels so that the lower levels were built into the Earth, making them warmer. They were able to mimic the environment of the Amazon using the levels, and could produce the quinoa and coca.

TAGS: Inca, Nature, Peru, Sacred, Wonder

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