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Temple of The Sun

 

Machu Picchu, Perú

The Temple of the Sun is a semi-circular building constructed with polished dry-stone walls. Its precise purpose is not entirely understood, but it is thought to have been an important religious and ceremonial site for the Inca people. The temple is named after the Inca sun god, Inti, and it aligns with the sun’s movements during the solstices.

The most distinctive feature of the Temple of the Sun is the large stone altar, which is believed to have been used for astronomical observations and rituals. The Incas were skilled astronomers, and they used specific markers and structures to observe the movements of celestial bodies, which were crucial for their agricultural and religious calendars.

Visitors to Machu Picchu can explore the Temple of the Sun and marvel at the advanced engineering and architectural skills of the Inca civilization. The site continues to be a source of fascination and wonder for people from all around the world, drawing archaeologists, historians, and tourists alike to experience its historical and cultural significance.

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