During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti, who conquered Advertisements
The lines created between 500 BCE and 500 CE. Most lines run straight across the landscape, but there are also figurative designs of animals and plants, made up of lines. The individual figurative geoglyph designs measure between 0.4 and 1.1 km across. The lines are typically 10 to 15 cm deep. They were made by removing the […]
Huacachina is built around a small natural desert lake. Legend holds that the lagoon was created when a beautiful native princess removed her clothes to bathe, but after looking in a mirror she saw a male hunter approaching her from behind. Startled at the intrusion, she fled the area leaving behind her mirror which turned into a […]
Sections were first built by the Killke culture about 1100 they had occupied the area since 900. The complex was expanded and added to by the Inca from the 13th century. The workers carefully cut the boulders to fit them together tightly without mortar.