According to Wikipedia:
The Coricancha or Qorikancha (from the Quechua words Quri Kancha meaning “Golden Temple”), originally named Inti Kancha (“Temple of the Sun”) or Inti Wasi (“Sun House”), was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. It was one of the most revered temples of the capital city of Cusco.
We wrote an article called Coricancha, The Golden Temple last year. The official tour guides in Cusco will tell you the history of Coricancha begins with the Incas, But does it?
Miro and Ie recently had the honor of visiting the sacred site of Qorikancha again, but this time we were accompanied by archeologist and researcher Brien Foerester. Together, we looked closely at the stones that were said to have been created by the Incas only 500 years ago using bronze chisels and stones tools.
(Or are we witnessing some sort of ancient machine fabrication?)
The stone scattered about in the Qorikancha were revealed after an earthquake. The intricate stone modifications look as if they were produced by instruments other than chisels, perhaps drills and saws of some sort? The Inca didn’t have the ability to make these modifications into the stones with their bronze chisels. Then who did
Below is Part 1 of our photo essay of Qorikancha. Please be sure to look at Part 2 and leave us your thoughts below in the comments field.
Lainie and her son Miro are living a location independent lifestyle, slow traveling around the globe and living in the present moment. Lainie writes about staying inspired, participating as a global citizen, volunteering, unschooling & natural learning. Lainie and Miro are both following their interests on the road, as the planet has been transformed into their classroom. Often you will hear Lainie say “we are blessed to be accidental world schoolers” and has become and an advocate for “life learning” at any age. Lainie & Miro have taken this philosophy to heart and are producing a series of family & teen oriented retreats in called Project World School.
March 18th, 2014
This is a photoessay of our trip through the Oldest Archeological site in the Americas, Caral. For m[...]
April 9th, 2014
Families on the Move We have been blessed to connect with many amazing families online, all of wh[...]
March 18th, 2014
If you have been reading our blog for a while, you know there is something about archaeological sit[...]
March 13th, 2014
Ecuador is a country we've yet to explore in depth even though we've been there 3 separate times. L[...]
April 10th, 2014
Long term family travel refers to family trips which last for one month or longer and include do[...]
April 15th, 2014
Why I insisted my 15 year old boy watch the film Don Jon The reviews weren't great. But I've al[...]
September 20th, 2013
On August 23 - 24, 2013, Miro and I presented at the inaugural worldwide Homeschool Conference. Thi[...]
September 18th, 2013
Seriously. And we're looking forward to it! Here's why: We've had a few trave[...]
November 26th, 2013
On November 22, Miro and I gave a presentation at the Global Education Conference. It was a virtual [...]
October 25th, 2013
Natural learning + learning about nature On this blog, we've written extensively about followin[...]