Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Nazca, Inca Music, Index

Unlocking the Mysteries of Inca and Pre-Inca Geometry: Explore Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Nazca Lines, and More!

High in the Andes,
Cusco's ancient heartland beats,
Machu Picchu waits.

Illustration Inca Manco Capac
Harmonizing Faces: Exploring Symphonic Geometry and the Golden Rectangles in the Portrait of Manco Capac

Caral, SupeThe Inca and pre-Inca civilizations of Peru were known for their impressive stonework and intricate designs, which incorporated precise measurements and angles. Their use of geometry was not only practical but also had symbolic and religious significance.

The Inca Empire was particularly famous for its stonework, which used a technique called ashlar masonry to create walls and buildings that were incredibly precise and durable. They used a variety of tools to cut and shape the stones, including bronze chisels, stone hammers, and obsidian blades.

The Inca also used a system of measurement called the qullqa, which was based on the length of a forearm, to ensure consistency in their construction. They also incorporated sacred geometry into their designs, using shapes such as the square, rectangle, and circle to represent different aspects of their beliefs and culture.

Prior to the Inca, the pre-Inca civilizations of Peru also had a deep understanding of geometry. The Nazca civilization, for example, created large-scale geoglyphs that incorporated precise lines and shapes, which they created by removing the dark topsoil to reveal the lighter-colored earth underneath. The Moche civilization created intricate pottery designs that incorporated geometric shapes such as triangles, circles, and squares.

Overall, the Inca and pre-Inca civilizations of Peru used geometry to create impressive works of art and architecture that were both practical and symbolic. Their legacy can still be seen in the ancient ruins and designs that remain today, which continue to inspire and captivate people from around the world.

Nazca Lines in the News


Cuzco, Cusco Index

Machu Picchu Index 

Machu Picchu - Index.
Cuzco, Peru.

Inca and Pre-Incas Mind Maps

The Incas and Pre-Incas Mind Maps Index

Intihuatana, Index

The Intihuatana at Machu Picchu - Index.

The Quipu, Inca Empire Index

The Quipus, Index.

Inca Trail Index

The Inca Trail - Index


Incas, Pre-Incas, Peru, Main Squares, Index

Pre-Incas, Incas, Peru Main Squares Index

Caral, Supe

Caral Index

Quechua Language Index

Quechua Index

Inca Tocapu

Inca Tocapu Index.
Tocapu: Small square script found on Incan textiles and wooden vases.

Royal Commentaries of the Incas

The Royal Commentaries of the Incas - Index.
by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.

Inca Music Index

Pre Inca Ceramics

Pre-Inca, Ceramics of Ancient Peru.
Mind Map.

The Incas Mind Map

The Incas Mind Map.
Based on 'The Incas' by Terence N. D'Altroy.

Geometric Art: Kaleidoscope of Machu Picchu. iPad Apps

Geometric Art: Kaleidoscope of Machu Picchu. iPad Apps.

Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Stereographic Projection

Geometric Art: Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Stereographic Projection.


Stone of twelve angles, Cuzco 

Inca Stone of Twelve Angles, Cuzco. Tunnel effect

Royal Commentaries, Word Cloud

The Royal Commentaries of the Incas.
Word Cloud, Common terms and phrases.

Coricancha Inca Temple

Coricancha Windows within Windows.
The Coricancha was the most important temple in the Inca Empire.
Golden Rectangles, Trapezoids.
Cuzco Index

Inca Society

Inca Society.
Interactive Mind Map.

Inca Calendar
According to Guaman Poma's
work 1615

Fossil skull of giant, toothed bird found in Peru

Fossil skull of giant toothy seabird found in Ocucaje, Ica, Peru, February 27, 2009.

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