Peru Few visitors take a look at the site of Moray. However, this intriguing place is an incredible piece of landscape architecture and have them quite often a haunting impression on whom nevertheless it does go along. The Inca ?? s already at the top of their game.
Moray lies on a hillside somewhere almost halfway between the former Inca capital Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas ?? s. Who travels from Cuzco to Urubamba, by the road through the village of Chinchero, will automatically pass the exit for Moray. Consider, it is definitely worth a detour.
No grand, impressive structures here, no giant stone puzzles, but a little mystique, refinement and wonder. What is it ? What was it?
Moray indeed consists of three so-called ?? collossea ??, ?? huge circular amphitheater ?? which is made up of concentrically arranged in terraces. They made use of natural depressions in the mountainside. Depressions, pits, as it were, were carefully terraced kneaded so beautiful, smooth landscape art was born. Three intriguing hoppers of which the largest has a depth of approximately 100 meters. On the horizon we see almost around the snowy peaks of the Urubamba chain. An incredible sight, since everyone agrees on that. Moray calls simultaneously surprise, but a lot of questions.
Speculations and theories as there are always enough. We can classify the possible explanations in four categories.
A first group of scientists keeps it out that this is an agriculturally testing station. After all, on the terraces was found quite often a different kind of soil, what could indicate that the Inca ?? s effective different kinds of soil brought in to test it on any ground this or that crop thrived best. Moreover, one could see that in a lot of different terraces prevails a different microclimate, depending on how much sun it receives terrace, much wind, how deep or how high the terrace in the funnel is located, and so on. Finally, we see that an irrigation canal calling all terraces, which again would indicate that agricultural statement and the fact that is very broadly laid out one of the terraces what ?? by analogy with other archaeological sites ?? mostly served to gather the harvest and sorting before storing in warehouses. Sufficient arguments so to label it as an agricultural research station.
However, another group of scientists believes that it is an astronomical station. After all, who is down in the funnel gets when he looks up to see a perfect cut-out of the firmament, which makes it much easier to follow certain celestial bodies than when we get to see the whole firmament.
There are those who think this place must have had a mystical-religious significance. They conclude from this the fact that the core of the three ?? collossea ?? each consists of seven terraces, a sacred number to the Inca ?? s. In addition, most collosseum along with an annex in the form of a container that would very often used in rituals and ceremonies at the Inca ?? s. The central point below would be a hub of cosmic energy that the shamans of the Inca ?? s regularly held rituals. And effective, still the day rituals held today at the funnels, by shamans tourism organizations working in spiritualism, and so on.
Finally, there are those who argue that this indeed is amphitheatres. The acoustics are excellent and who is down in one of the funnels and simply speaking, is perfect to hear for those at the top of the rim. The middle circle would have served as a stage, terraces and seating for the audience.