We are at Machu Picchu in Peru, and let’s take a look at some of the strange carvings that are very unique to Machu Picchu. Here is a rock carved at least 600 years ago that exactly mimics the mountain behind it. There is no other purpose for this rock, other than being a mountain model and it is not a part of any building or structure.
Here is another example of a mountain model in Machu Picchu. Unfortunately fog has covered the actual mountain behind this model, but this rock is a two dimensional replica of the actual mountain. This is very strange, because you cannot see ancient mountain models anywhere else in the Inca Empire and the rest of the world. And notice how this model is propped up with rocks around it, to make it stand up right. You can also see that the front surface is polished like a white board and archaeologists have found traces of colors like red and green on this stone.
This is really surprising because this is what we do in schools and colleges today. Geologists and geomorphologists would hang a picture of this mountain model to teach their students. Did the so-called primitive people who lived many centuries ago, also teach and learn about mountains using these models? Historians claim that Incas built Machu Picchu and did not know how to read or write. So, who created these mountain models?
Here is another structure where you can see the roof tops of a building where the slopes coincide with the mountain behind it. Watch carefully as I move the camera, all three slopes coincide in one line.
Our generation which is considered as a very advanced civilization has just recently come up with a field called orography which is a study of mountains, but these carvings prove to us that mountains were studied many centuries ago.
Why were they making models of mountains and what were they planning to do with these models? Until a few years ago, Historians and archaeologists claimed that these were all religious symbols that the Incas worshiped. However, in the last few decades people like you and I have been confronting them with the fact that there is no evidence to label Machu Picchu as a religious site. So, they have changed this theory and now they say Machu Picchu is an estate or a holiday retreat. If this is true, why did the Incas make mountain models on a holiday retreat? There is no answer to that question because we don’t know the actual purpose of Machu Picchu. What’s evident is that these models must have been created by a civilization that was far advanced than the Incas. So, did that civilization originate on earth or elsewhere?
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