The ridges pictured here are the Thirteen Towers of Chankill in Peru. It is an ancient site which has been discovered to have been used by Sun worshippers who predated the Incas by two throusand years. The Sun viewed from two observation points would rise and set between two “towers” of the thirteen in the monument.
I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
-Vincent van Gogh
Chankillo: A 2300-Year-Old Solar Observatory in Peru
Caption: View of the Thirteen Towers of Chankillo and adjacent buildings from the Fortified Temple
Image Date: 06/01/2001
Photographer: Ivan Ghezzi
Provenance: 2010 Watch Nomination
Original: from Share File