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2043Re: [Ancient_History_Expanded] Machu Picchu was Astronomical Observatory

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  • Kevin Clakley
    Oct 13, 2013
      Wow, it looks like the image has the head-dress of a pharaoh. 
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      Subject: [Ancient_History_Expanded] Machu Picchu was Astronomical Observatory

      Willia Wonka's Stargazing Retreat
      'Sleeping beauty' atop Machu Picchu is now revealed to have been iconic pyramid for Astronomical Observatory ..
      "El Mirador" observatory, surveying team prepares for scanning with a stationary laser scan station. Photo by Mariusz Ziółkowski

      The monument built with well -worked stones was identified in an inaccessible part of the National Park of Machu Picchu by the park director, anthropologist Fernando Astete Victoria, during the prospective - inventory work conducted on the slopes of Mount Huayna Picchu. The scientist invited the Polish team to cooperate in the research. Among the Polish scientists were Prof. Mariusz Ziółkowski from Warsaw University and Prof. Jacek Kościuk from Wrocław University of Technology.
      "Despite the difficult terrain we managed to perform 3D laser scans, which we then used to prepare a precise model of this amazing complex. Results of preliminary analysis indicate that it is a device used probably by a small group of Inca...astronomers for precise observations of the position of celestial bodies on the horizon, against the distinctive Yanantin mountain peaks" - said Prof. Ziółkowski.
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