May 3rd, 2017 – Sillustani – Peru

Another beautiful fall day in Peru.  We made one last stop before flying back to Lima.  Sillustani is a pre-Incan cemetery on the shores of Lake Umayo.  The tombs, which are built above ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Qulla people, who were conquered by the Inca Empire in the 15th century.  Odysseys Unlimited evidently felt that we were acclimated to the high altitude because they made us walk to the top of the hill to see the towers.  We did it though.  It was well worth it because the view was great.

The 9th picture shows a line (in the middle of the picture) that has an interesting story.  According to our guide, several of the Incan cities are built in a straight line with exact distances repeated over and over.  He said that mathematicians have drawn a line that extends across the globe going through several mysterious places such as the Great Pyramid, Machu Picchu, Anghor Wat, the Indus Valley and ending at Easter Island.  He named a whole lot of places that are on the line, all of which have ruins of buildings that current historians cannot totally explain the origin of or technology that produced them.  They are all located with some mathematical significance along this line.  Not sure exactly what it means but it was pretty interesting.

  

  

  

  

  

  

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  1. Judy

    These pictures of the lakes and mountains are so gorgeous. Makes me want to ‘save’ each one for a Desktop picture. Haven’t we had a wonderful trip to Peru?? Thanks again for letting me go along. Hope you have a safe trip back and will look forward to hearing what goes on next with the Fore’s. I know that beach trip coming up soon will be fantastic!

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