The Sacred Valley

Determined to soak up everything my favorite civilization had to offer, my last days in Cuzco were spent completing my tour of the Sacred Valley.

We drove 30km to the village of Chincero, the town said to be a country resort and the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. The terracing was impressive, but the most noted detail was the massive stone structure with 9 ceremonial niches carved into it. A guide mentioned to me that it was for the Condors, but I’m thinking it was for otherworldly beings. The technique that was used to carve and soften the stone appears to be incredibly advanced for people who were supposedly using sticks and stones… In any case, we do know how the story ends. Built on top the foundations of this sacred Incan temple was a 17th century colonial adobe church totally empty (this place had incredibly creepy energy).

We continued onto the agricultural terraces of Morray, some 20km away, a site of 3 sets of terraced circular depressions. Archaeologists believe this was an agricultural laboratory to see which plants grew best in which altitudes since the terraces were designed so the temperatures of each one was different.


We drove on to Ollantaytambo, the one place the Spanish had difficulty conquering. The Sun Temple and Wall of the 6 Monoliths stonework was remarkable. Rumored by ancient astronaut theorists to be a stargate or portal into another dimension, without the use of mortar the Inca’s found a way to fit unequal monolithic stones next to each other, so secure not even a razor blade could slip through.

We drove on to Maras, also known as Salinas, which were original Incan terraces designed to produce salt (The salt is one of the biggest production sites in the region!)

And last but not least, squeezed in the morning before my flight to Lima, we toured Q’enco (Ancient Alien mining grounds) and the Monolithic stone structures of Saqsaywaman. I learned more about the tragic history of the Inca’s, and of the many explorers who ventured into the tunnels underneath Saqsaywaman to never return. It was noted, however, that there were two young explorers who survived. They roamed the tunnels for two weeks, searching for a way out. When they finally found an air pocket to escape from, they had found themselves at a door, in the basement of a church in central Cuzco.

There are undiscovered, secret passageways  underneath the entire city of Cuzco?

This made me think these colossal stone structures were sabotaged to block/protect something. Were they hiding something? If so, what? What if the answers are literally underneath everything we’re calling rubble? Too heavy for the Spanish to move when they pillaged the place. Too heavy for our modern technology to dismantle. Everyone is assuming the preservation stance thus the mentality to just leave the rocks as they are. There is so much more here than what meets the eye. So much more.

I’m a dork for history, and a pothead. These are the things I think about 🙂

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