10 Apr 2018 (Moray, Maras, Peru): On our drive from Cusco to the Sacred Valley, we stop at a couple of sites. I’m particularly intrigued by this one. The Incans built these angled terraces to create microclimates (there’s a 15 degree Celcius difference between the top and bottom) that matched regions of their empires in order to experiment with breeding crops. And apparently it never floods, so there must be some kind of drainage system underneath.
Doesn’t that all sound a little advanced for a culture that didn’t have writing or metal tools? Doesn’t it look just a little bit like a landing pad for a space ship?