The Inca Fortress
Near Cuzco, Peru
Only a small portion remains of Sacsayhuaman, where Inca
warriors were defeated in one of their last stands against the
Spanish. The largest examples of Inca stonework are here,
in what was originally designed as the head of a puma.
How the Incas managed to place their giant stones so
perfectly remains a mystery up to the present day.
Adding people provides a better sense of scale for
appreciating the Inca's achievement in stonework
Three layers tall are these massive stones in another
section of Sacsayhuaman.
Given the irregular size and shape of the stones, plus
lack of an Inca alphabet, archaeologists may never
learn the Inca's stonework construction secrets.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free streaming video of this trip,
"The Inca Lost and Found", clicking on AdventurePics.com .