Friday, March 02, 2007

Ancient solar observatory discovered in Peru

The Thirteen Towers
The thirteen towers seen here may have been used to observed the sun. Ancient site provides clue for archeologists and historans to understand the complex “cults of the sun” 2300 years ago during the Incan time. Quotes for NewScientist,

“Sun worship and related cosmological beliefs at Chankillo could have helped to legitimise the authority of an elite class, just as they did within the Inca empire two millennia later."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post.

I thought you'd enjoy seeing how the Thirteen Towers are just a small sideshow in the Casma-Sechin archaeological complex. Check out the placemarks in Google Earth: