Cusco Inca Walls, Peru
Cusco Inca Walls, Peru
The really astonishing thing about Inca stone masonry is that they were clearly highly skilled in their craft and could have carved perfect square blocks and have done in some places. However more typically they took the natural shape of the stones and then carved them to fit perfectly together whatever their shape. It probably would have been far easier to simply make them all square! The result is simply a work of art in the patterns created on the walls.

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