Thursday, December 29, 2011
Sacsayhuaman near Cuzco
The Urubamba River.
The Urubamba River valley seen from Machu Picchu.
The sacred Urubamba River valley, the trail of Viracocha. (Click to enlarge).
The fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
Doorway up on the 2nd level.
Sacsayhuamán: the remains of a tower.
"It was in this area of Cuzco in 1463 that the Inca rose to power, obviously utilizing a series of buildings, temples, and other magnificent structures, including the fortress of Sacsahuaman, the much earlier Nephites left behind. Since at no time in the scriptural record do we find the Lamanites constructing buildings, roads, palaces, or other magnificent edifices, we must conclude that the ancient workmanship of the Andean Plateau, from Tehuantepec (Lake Titicaca) to Sacsahuaman (Cuzco) to Pachacamac (Lima) were built by the ancient Nephites."