At an altitude of nearly 3,000 meters are the ancient ruins of Olantaytambo in Peru. This ancient fortress is one of the LARGEST ancient Inca sites in Peru – and many authors agree that the Olantaytambo may have existed long before the Incas.
The story behind Olantaytambo lies in what is called the Sacred Valley of the Incas and is as impressive as the megalithic ruins, built thousands of years ago by mysterious builders.
Olantaytambo has everything to wonder struck archaeologists and researchers. It has supermassive stone blocks – transported up to ten kilometers. The stones has a very smooth surface, cut is such perfect precision, sharp corners and arranged in such a way that not a single sheet of paper can fit between them. In the mid-15th century, Olantaytambo was conquered by the Inca Emperor Pachacuti, who eventually restored the ancient site and carried out extensive terracing and irrigation work in the Urubamba valley. During the Spanish conquest, Olantaytambo was used as a fortress and the capital of Manco Inca, the leader of the resistance against Spanish conquerors.
Olantaytambo presents some of South America’s most impressive megalithic work – and some even say it’s out of the world – where we find blocks of supermassive granite, some of which weigh more than 70 tons, in what is called the Temple of the Sun at Olantaytambo. The stone was taken from the side of the mountain, from the other side of the valley and transported in some way and mysteriously placed where it still stands today.
Some of the images from Olantaytambo, in the opinion of many authors, are clear to the lost technology that the ancients had access to in the past. The precision, shapes and strange patterns seen in some of the stone pairs at Olantaytambo far surpassed the skill of the Incas, who had bronze tools at their crest.
It is still a mystery how the ancient builders of Olantaytambo managed to carve granite so easily. The temple of the sun – never finished – had six large monoliths held together in such a way that the builders had no problem with the weight of the massive stone blocks.
Perhaps Olantaytambo’s biggest mystery is how the original builders managed to get these six Massive SOLID stone blocks to their current location. This gives a concrete evidence of advance ancient technology.
To achieve this level of precision, they need tools with a high crystalline content of quartz, hard carbon, or cobalt steel. As Brian Foster suggests, even that kind of material would make their job an almost impossible mission.
The Sun Temple at Olantaytambo is not the only remarkable building. To the west of Olantaytambo is the Temple of Condora, where ancient builders were able to place stones in the rock with unprecedented accuracy, creating indentations whose function remains a mystery.