Peru is a place of mythology, history, fascinating inexplicable monuments built long before the Inca and other dominant cultures, and a place filled with incredible mysteries that remain to this day unanswered.
Hidden away near the Sacred Valley of Peru are the ruins of Naupa Huaca, an ancient monument built with such precision that no one can explain how or why it was built.
If we travel not far from one of the most famous places in Peru – Sacred Valley – we find a curious cavern with a strange V-shaped entrance. Inside the cave, a curious rock-carved monument awaits almost as if someone used an extremely advanced ancient technology to manipulate the stone with ease, creating nearly perfect lines, sharp corners, and smooth surfaces. The result is a “False door” which, at least physically, does not lead anywhere. The finely carved “False door” is large enough for a person to sit in comfortably.
Who and why created these intricate designs in the stone is a mystery, but a greater one is most definitely the HOW.
Naupa Huaca features an incredible design that questions our entire knowledge about Andean civilizations and their ancestors. Just how were these incredible structures built? Why were they built in the first place? What type of technology was used? Did the ancients really use stones and wooden tools to carve nearly perfect shapes, smooth surfaces, and perfect lines? Or are we missing something?
The intricate design, smooth surfaces and laser-like cuts seen at Naupa Huaca are breathtaking. At an altitude of nearly 3000 feet above sea level, the ceiling floor of the cave entrance appears as if it was perfectly cut with laser-like tools in order to create two different angles, one of 60º and another one of 52º.
You will be hard pushed to find a more stunningly beautiful work of stone art on the face of the Earth than Ñaupa Iglesia! What an enigma this place is. Found in a side valley near Cusco this place is very special.
Incomplete as someone in their wisdom decided to blow the top off with dynamite probably hoping it contained gold. There are no words. We can now only imagine what this looked like when it was complete but as it is it’s still spell binding! And like most of these sites in Peru .
The local curanderos still use this site to made payments to the earth, and other ceremonies. If you project the axes of the stone altar at different times of the year, they align with the stars and important constellations, as well as marking the dates of the solstice. It had to be a place of big announcements and astronomic events.