Moray

Sacred Valley, Moray

Moray is a great archaeological complex, formed by a system of platforms of enormous terraces that overlap, acquiring the shape of a gigantic theater. Circular terracing, which at first glance looks like a huge amphitheatre, forms a giant bowl. There are actually two such bowls at Moray, one of which is much larger and more restored than the other.

The archaeological group of Moray was only located by an expedition in 1932 when flying over the area. Cultivation terraces in concentric rings make up the circular units of Moray. Each circle comprises a terrace that overlaps the other, forming circles that get wider.

The depth of the pits (the largest is about 30 m deep) creates a temperature gradient of as much as 15° C between the top and the bottom. As with many other Inca sites, it also has a very sophisticated irrigation system for providing the plants with water.

The structures found here are incas. One of the enigmas is the way of the water flows through aqueducts, one of the theories is presence of the undergrounds channels that allow the water go away, other theory said that it is above a natural porous outcrop stones, that allows the water percolation into the ground.

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