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Tuesday, January 27

Visit to Pisac in the Sacred Valley of the Inca

Magic moments among the remains of Inca Peru: "The masonry is so finely worked that a penknife blade cannot be fitted into the cracks, and windows or niches are trapezoid to counteract gravity in a quake. No wonder the Spanish were impressed, since all the stonework was done without the benefit of steel or iron. The Inca used hammer-rocks and chisels made of an alloy of copper, gold and tin to construct their architectural masterpieces and the more sacred the site, the finer the stonework." Edmonton Journal A travelogue has some nice twists to the usual tale of visiting Cusco and Inca ruins.

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