Thursday, January 5, 2012


Incapirca fortress in Equador.

Ceramic portrait from Equador.

Note T-shaped door similar to the Anasazi.

"On another day, we traveled north 50 miles to the town of Cañar in order to visit the largest pre-Columbian Cañari and Inca ruins in Ecuador. The hilltop complex of Ingapirca was first a sacred Cañari ceremonial center. Its elevated location provided it with distant views to each of the four compass points. Significantly, its Cañari name meant “Place of the Fallen Star.” Knowing the wonder and respect all early peoples gave to stones from the sky, I have to assume that they once witnessed a meteorite impact at this site."

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