The Mysteries of Machu Picchu
Since its discovery in the early 20th century, Machu Picchu has taken off as a world destination, being named year after year as a best travel destination and one of...
It is still a mystery how many ancient civilizations were connected to each other, at a time when, hypothetically, they did not have the means of communication that we now have on a daily basis and with practicality. In addition, these civilizations learned and adopted among themselves the customs of one and the other. How did they do it? We still don’t know exactly.
Let’s look at ancient civilizations with surprising facts:
Did you know that the father of plastic surgery was Sushruta?
Facial reconstructions were necessary because soldiers did not wear helmets when going to war.
Machu Picchu, Cusco
How did they manage to mold the huge stones?
The Incas built a wonderful empire with 120-ton stones and with incredible accuracy.
Isla de Pascua, Chile
Is it possible to transport 75-ton stones?
The Moáis are giant stone statues and are an important work of art of the Rapa Nui.
How could a pyramid of 146 meters be built?
The Egyptians (26th century BC) used the autumn equinox to align the pyramid.
The Great Babylon, Mesopotamia
How long did it take to have a sewer?
Paris had its sewer system in 1850 and London in 1866. The Babylonians got it around 4000 B.C.
Who built these megalithic temples?
Declared a World Heritage Site in 1980. It was built approximately 3200 B.C.
What was the oldest building in the world?
Cairn de Barnenez was built 2,000 years before the pyramids of Egypt (in 4850 B.C.).