Exploring the Mysteries of the Andes

Largest Monolith

Another seemingly pointless monolith in the Temple of the Sun precinct at Ollantaytambo. This is possibly the largest of the rhyolite blocks that were dragged to the top of the Temple Hill from a neighbouring hill, across a river on the other side of the valley. There is no explanation as to why this was necessary, or why the ridge has been left on the face.

© Robin Heyworth – Photo taken 24th March 2002

Monolith in the Temple of the Sun precinct at Ollantaytambo

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