Ollantaytambo is one of the most
interesting site in the holy valley of the Inca. The so called "Sun
Temple" is built in a unique way that can't be compared to any other
structure. If you look at the photos you will see that the temple is
Was it possible for thousands of workers to build the structures up here? - A visual experiment:
What makes this
photo interesting is the fact that it shows a good overview of the megalithic
temple of Olantaytambo. You can see the huge stones marked in red. Those are
the stones archeologists think hundreds and thousands of workers dragged up the
mountain to its current location. What's interesting for now is the group of tourists that stand on the left side
of the photo.
Just count the
number of people that stand there. If you counted 16, you are correct. Now we
do a little quick and dirty Photoshop magic. The next photo shows the group of
16 people cloned 6 times and spread all over the temple area. That's 16x6=96
It starts to look
crowded, doesn't it? Now imagine multiplying those people by 5 and then
doubling them again. Then you have 1000 workers. Those numbers of workers are
needed to drag the blocks up the hill. It just does not work, there isn't
enough space on the platform for that many people. Let alone hard working ones.
And you don't have to be a Professor to figure this one out! You just have to
go there and look for yourself.
Why has nobody ever pointed that out? Well a somebody smart wrote it in a book.
So it has to be right...