Friday, 23 May 2014

Streaming water of Tambomachay, Cusco

A few decades ago we were happy that all our houses or hotels had streaming water. The Inca's already had this a few centuries ago. It is very clear from the Tambomachay architecture in which the streaming water and aquaducts are clearly visible. It was built aproximately 500 years ago.

The Inca's were not only using this technique here but in all their temples, cities and argricultural terraces. Water was streaming all year long from the mountains or higher regions via canals to the living areas of the Inca society. Historians believe Tambomachay had several functions: spa center,resting place for travellers and military defense point for the nearby capital of the Inca's, Cusco.

Enkele tientallen jaren geleden waren wij reeds blij dat al onze huizen en hotels stromend water hadden. De Inka's waren reeds zover ontwikkeld enkele eeuwen terug. Dat is zeer duidelijk aantoonbaar via de architectuur van Tambomachay waar je onmiddellijk het stromend water ziet. Het werd gedurende de 15de eeuw gebouwd. 

De inka's gebruikten deze technieken niet enkel hier maar bij al hun tempels, steden en landbouwterrassen. Het water stroomt het ganse jaar door en komt van de bergen of hoger gelegen gebieden via kanaaltjes naar de woongebieden van de Inka gemeenschap. Geschiedkundigen geloven dat Tambomachay verschillende doelen had: kuuroord, rustplaats voor reizigers en militaire voorpost ter bescherming van de nabij gelegen Inka hoofdstad Cusco. 
 
Tambomachay Temple Cusco

Tambomachay Temple Cusco

Tambomachay Temple Cusco

Tambomachay Temple Cusco

Tambomachay Temple Cusco

Tambomachay Temple Cusco

Tambomachay Temple Cusco

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10 comments:

  1. I admire the system of creeks, streams, small waterfalls ...
    Everything works and is 500 years.
    Greetings.

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  2. This is an amazing thing to see! It streams continually like this?

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  3. The Inca's were clever like the Romans and Greeks.

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  4. that's pretty clever for that long ago

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  5. Inventive people, the scenery is lovely.

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  6. Very lovely, let the waters flow!

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  7. Een heel interessante plaats en geschiedenis.

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  8. de Inkas waren toch heel slimme mensen. Lieve groeten, Dietmut

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