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Ollantaytambo like you’ve never seen it before: 50 images that will make your Jaw drop

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Ollantaytambo like you’ve never seen it before: 50 images that will make your Jaw drop

Ollantaytambo is without a doubt one of the most amazing places on Earth. Shrouded in mystery, experts are unable to explain how ancient cultures built this megalithic site thousands of years ago without modern tools.

This ancient complex is located at an altitude of around 3,000 meters. It is considered one of the most important and greatest ancient Inca sites in Peru. Interestingly, many experts agree that Ollantaytambo even predates the great Inca empire itself.

But what makes Ollantaytambo so special?

Well, this megalithic complex features the most impressive megalith work in southern America. At Ollantaytambo, we find massive granite blocks—some of them with a weight that surpasses 70 tons. Most of the blocks of stone used in the construction of Ollantaytambo were quarried straight from the side of a mountain, located on the other side of the valley.

It remains a profound mystery as to how ancient man managed to transport these massive blocks of stone thousands of years ago.

Lost ancient technology?

The fact that Ollantaytambo still stands today has led many experts to question whether or not unknown techniques were used in the building process. Perhaps in the distant past, even before the Inca, an ancient civilization possessed advanced technology that allowed them to precisely shape, quarry, transport, and put into position incredible blocks of stone that are a challenge for modern engineers today.

One of the most impressive features of Ollantaytambo is without a doubt the—never completed—Temple of the Sun.

This massive structure boasts SIX MASSIVE monoliths that were put together in such a way as if the builders had no issue whatsoever with the weight of the massive blocks of stone.

The level of precision at Ollantaytambo is something extraordinary.

The precisely shaped corners of some of the stones have left countless experts baffled.

Many authors agree that the builders of this megalithic complex must have possessed tools with high quartz crystal content, hardened carbon or cobalt steel, in order to achieve what they did. Not a single tool has been found there today.

The only thing that can be said about Ollantaytambo is that it is an ancient marvel of engineering and architecture, it is a fortress, and complex city and many questions have been raised throughout history regarding the construction of this ancient site.

Some would agree that Ollantaytambo matches in complexity not only ancient sites located nearby as Tiahuanaco and Puma Punku but the great Pyramid of Giza located half-way across the planet.

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What kind of tools left behind patterns like this? Image credit: Pinterest

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Notice the fascinating smooth surfaces. Image credit: Pinterest

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Sacsayhuaman: Incredible details as seen in other ancient site such as Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu. Image Credit: Pinterest

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Incredible smooth surfaces and sharp corners are just some of the many fascinating features of Ollantaytambo. Image credit: Pinterest.

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Ivan is editor-in-chief at, he also writes for Universe Explorers.
You may have seen him appear on the Discovery and History Channel.

  • TrustKnow1

    When the Anunnaki first came to Earth some 450,000 yrs ago they settled in the area of southern Iraq and mined their much needed gold from the African continent. They built great structures out of mud and clay which served them well. Certain other structures were built out of stone. To avoid the flood they packed up and went into orbit until the waters had subsided. Seeing all the gold in South America they relocated their mining operations there because the gold was much easier to recover. This time they built their cities out of stone to last forever. If interested you can read all 13 volumes of The Earth Chronicles and become enlightened.

    • Savatage64 (Always Deplorable)

      If it weren’t for Sitchin and his Earth Chronicles books, especially the one called “The Lost Realms” which deals with the Latin American civilizations, I probably would just go on with my life.
      Now, places like this are on my list of places to see.

      • TrustKnow1

        It does make one think.

  • newgozlemci

    want to share this url but couldn’t why you remove share buttons from the page, all social media icons redirecting your main social account pages

  • Ed

    The question that comes to mind is where is the slag from the pieces cut off to allow for the perfection of stone mating? Perhaps the stone was vaporized in processing of fitting the stones together etc. Why was this tech lost if just humans created the process. Questions wo answers.

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