The Incan agricultural terraces at Moray

Moray  is an  archaeological   site in Peru  aproximately  50 Km  nothwest  of  Cusco  on a high plateau at about  3500 m.  And  Just west  of  the  village of Maras. The site contains  unusual  Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 m.deep.

The purpose of these depressions is uncertain, but their depth and orientation with respect to wind and sun  creates a temperature difference of as much as 15 °C (27 °F) between the top and bottom. This large temperature difference was possibly used by the Inca to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. In other words, Moray was perhaps an Inca agricultural experiment station. As with many other Inca sites, it  also has a sophisticated  irrigation system. This place is one of the many tourist attractions offered by the city of Cusco.


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One Response to The Incan agricultural terraces at Moray

  1. wow, this one is good, gonna use for another sport but i think it’ll be just as good, BIG thanks :)

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