Moray

Category: Places

 

Photo and caption by Angela Prochilo

Moray is an archaeological site in Peru, about 50km northwest of Cuzco. It contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions. The largest is about 30m deep. Their depth and orientation with respect to wind and sun creates a temperature difference of as much as 15ÂșC between top and bottom. This large temperature difference was possibly used by the Inca to study effects of different climatic conditions on crops. In other words, Moray was perhaps an Inca agricultural experiment station. Two tourists admire the immensity of the site from down below.

Location: Moray, Peru.

 

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