Geometry in the Real World

Geometry Art: Temple of the Sun (Inti), Machu Picchu, Cusco

Geometry in the Real World: Temple of the Sun (Inti), Machu Picchu, Art

The tower of the temple of the Sun is a semi-circular construction built over a rock of pure granite with two trapezoid shaped windows.
 



Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located in Cusco, Peru. It stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire.

Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Source: Wikipedia, Machu Picchu.
 


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