At the Other End of the Sun’s Path: A New Interpretation of Machu Picchu

@article{Magli2009AtTO,
  title={At the Other End of the Sun’s Path: A New Interpretation of Machu Picchu},
  author={Giulio Magli},
  journal={Nexus Network Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={321-341}
}
  • G. Magli
  • Published 30 April 2009
  • Physics
  • Nexus Network Journal
The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is usually interpreted as a “royal estate” of the Inca ruler Pachacuti. This idea is challenged here by a critical reappraisal of existing sources and a re-analysis of existing evidence. It is shown that such evidence actually point at a quite different interpretation suggested, on one hand, by several clues coming from the urban layout (the interior arrangement of the town, the ancient access ways, the position with respect to the landscape and the cycles of… 
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