Almost all persons who have researched the mysteries of ancient megalithic building, what might be termed 'antediluvian architecture', comes across
theories of a race of giants, perhaps the 'annunaki' space conquerors, the fallen watchers, and so on. The many tales surrounding these most ancient
of mysteries often have key associations with the megalithic architecture which has remained & endured right down to modern times, through untold
millennia of strife, empire building, ascending civilisations, decay & destruction all around - but these giant structures, or at least their
foundations, remain, witness to a time which seems to remain strongly entangled with the human psyche, memories in dreams, a golden age, a great
Those folk who have researched in some depth these megalithic mysteries, have almost certainly come across the wonderfully intriguing site of
Sacsayhuaman - a collection of rows of angular stone composite wall-like structures, which are literally enormous, and bizarrely complex, with stones
having multiple angles & connective facias at a level of complexity bordering on the absurd..
General panoramas showing scale of Sacsayhuaman/ Muyucumurca..
Bird's eye view of Sacsayhuaman/ Muyucumurca site, from Google Earth:
Pre-excavation overhead view showing depth of sedimentation covering 'walls'..
Multi-angle & somewhat bizarre stonework (masonry came REALLY easy to the builders).
Another fascinating shot of the massively over-engineered (??) stone 'fortifications'..
Whenever I have viewed these structures, I have wondered just what on earth they were for. They seem built to protect something, and indeed are
inevitably described by the mainstream as 'fortifications', defending a 'fortress'.. However, accompanying photographs very often seem to show little
in the way of any wide angle context, in respect of what precisely is being protected. Indeed, in many books, and on many websites, the walls seem to
be portrayed in bizarre isolation, as though there is nothing worthy of discussion in the immediate vicinity which may have been the object/ building/
viable 'landscape contour battle advantage' requiring fortification in the manner we are witnessing. The alleged 'fortress', when you search for it
by name ('Muyucmurca') returns literally ZERO image results in Firefox/ Google. The walls therefore seem to stand in frosty isolation, with a few
apparently crappy remnants of buildings nearby, essentially just ruined foundations which are nothing like as monumental as the walls of Sacsayhuaman
itself. And - in the main - these accompanying buildings could well have been no more than outhouses & animal pens, for all the (lack of) information
which the remains reveal of their former condition. Except in one case, as we shall see (though even that - the Muyucmurca foundation - is hardly
referenced anywhere online, probably because the mainstream cannot contextualise it as a useful part of the overall site, which is clearly one
functional system - but a system with fortifications which don't actually protect anything, which provide at best a truly minimal strategic advantage
to persons occupying the buildings above!)
And indeed, it is this precise lack of grandeur in the accompanying foundational remnants of the buildings which once stood here, which has led to the
entirety of alternative researchers' attentions being placed almost without exception on the 'fortifications' themselves, which are amazing structures
indeed - but with no real focus point or emphasis concerning what on Earth they may have been built to protect (I contend they were never intended as
standard purpose 'fortifications'..) The giant walls do not offer much of a disruption in the context of the wider landscape, in terms of preventing
a direct assault on the structures behind them (attackers could come in from the sides, or from the rear of the complex, just as easily as they could
from the front). And if they were intended to protect the wider complex of structures, why would such incredible fortifications only run along one
side of the complex anyway? That engineer/ architect/ war planner would have been decommissioned without mercy during the first assault on the
complex carried out by enemy invaders (doubtless laughing hysterically as they pillaged..)
It is my contention that the walls of Sacsayhuaman were NOT built as standard purpose fortifications - but to understand what they might have been, we
need to take a few steps beyond/ behind the walls, to look at the barely-ever-mentioned archaeological site of 'Muyucmarca', which contains the
evidence of a structure which gives away some hint of what the Sacsayhuaman walls were ACTUALLY built to accomplish, imho. And it's wild..
Intriguingly, as noted above, there is next to zero information listed with regards the Muyucmurca structures, and in particular, image results are
not returned when searching its name in Firefox. Which goes to show that whatever it (Muyucmurca) is, the fact of its being 'protected' by the walls
of Sacsayhuaman is mentioned by nobody, simply because its existence destroys the narrative of Sacsayhuaman 'fortifications'. The 'fortifications'
most certainly do NOT protect Muyucmurca, and yet, it is to be inferred in the 'fortifications' narrative that this is the case. An embarrassment to
the archaeologists, who cannot explain the function of the complex as a whole, but only its parts, and those weakly, to say the least
(...'fortifications'...'temple'...yawn...) The entire complex of structures was obviously designed as a single feat of architectural endeavour, with
a clear unity of purpose, with all parts thereof constructed concomitant to one another, albeit unexplained until now. So what are they?
You can see from the following images what Muyucmurca looks like, and how its site is positioned in relation to the wall-like features
Sacsayhuaman - and you get a sense of how the wall-like features of Sacsayhuaman were not likely constructed to simply offer protection to
Another look at sedimentation visible in pre-excavation view of Sacsayhuaman/ Muyucumurca.
Topography of Sacsayhuaman/ Muyucumurca site (NB - the more I review the images, the more I believe that the whole site may have been constructed, at
least partially, of artificially elevated earthworks..)
Human perspective showing topographical context, the size of people in background at Muyucmurca, etc..
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