A scholar has proposed a fascinating notion that the magnificent Sacsayhuamán temple in Peru may contain secret 30 000-year-old writing. A finding of this significance has the potential to completely rewrite not only our knowledge of the Stone Age, but also world history.
In our post “Sacsayhuamán – Was It Built By ‘Demons’ Or Viracocha The Bearded God?” we ask, “Was It Built By ‘Demons’ Or Viracocha The Bearded God?” We observed the walls constructed of stones that our massive modern technology could scarcely move and position. Sacsayhuamán, located on the outskirts of Cuzco, the old Inca capital city, is one of the Andes’ most spectacular and enigmatic castles.
Sacsayhuamán remains a mystery to this day. The mystery of how the Sacsayhuamán stones were transported remains unsolved. Will the corners of the stones shed further information on the mystery of Sacsayhuamán? Dr. Derek Cunningham, a researcher, has proposed a controversial and fascinating notion.
Based on his research of the Sacsayhuamán complex, he determined that the strange angles produced by these stones reflect ancient Inca understanding of lunar, solar, and earth alignments, as well as lunar and solar eclipses.
This should not be unexpected given that many ancient temples were astronomically oriented. Dr. Cunningham’s concept, on the other hand, is unconventional since it is based on the idea that our ancient ancestors produced ‘writing’ at least 30,000 years ago from a geometrical form of text based on the motion of the moon and the sun.
He claims that such ancient astronomical literature, similar to that seen at Sacsayhuamán, can also be found in Europe’s Lascaux and Chauvet caves, Africa’s carved Ishango tally bone, and a 30,000-year-old engraved stone discovered at China’s Shuidonggou Paleolithic Site.
Dr. Cunningham became interested in Sacsayhuamán after noticing a sequence of odd ground patterns near-certain Scottish monuments. This revelation compelled him to investigate other ancient locations in the hopes of finding some connections, which he found. He realized that the angles of the Sacsayhuamán stone show something astonishing.
“Each astronomical value (there are nine standard values in all) was selected by ancient astronomers to help in eclipse prediction.” These astronomical words are a conglomeration of numbers used by astronomers to measure time (the 27.32-day sidereal month) and values used to calculate when the moon, earth, and sun align at nodes.
This involves the usage of the moon’s 18.6-year nodal cycle, the 6.511 draconic months time between eclipse seasons, and the moon’s orbit’s 5.1-degree angle of inclination. “The remaining numbers are often half-values of different lunar terms or values related to the 11-day gap between the lunar and solar years,” Dr. Cunningham explains.
Dr. Cunningham believes that scientists should concentrate their efforts on the uncovered buried writing at Sacsayhuamán. “Significant evidence has also been revealed that this ancient writing was utilized, maybe virtually continually, until 500 years ago,” Cunningham says.
“Recently, an examination of the Muisca Tunjo figurines from Columbia revealed evidence that they were built in the same astronomical style as Bronze Age figurines discovered in Cyprus.”
This finding of such “recent” use of a Stone Age inscription encouraged me to take a fresh look at Inca architecture from the 15th to 16th centuries, which is famed for its fantastic over-complex interconnecting walls.
I wondered if the gigantic polygonal walls of Sacsayhuamán may be aligned to the same astronomical values as the Columbian Muiscan figures and the Chilean Atacama Giant. “The unexpected answer is yes.”
One example of a Sacsayhuamán wall
The second example of a Sacsayhuamán wall.
“What makes this new idea so effective is that it is incredibly basic and straightforward to verify,” Cunningham says.
“Of course, more effort is necessary. Although satellite photos cannot obviously replace direct field labor, and photographs posted online may have gotten skewed, the data obtained thus far appears to be fairly consistent.” Dr. Cunningham is unafraid of being chastised. “I honestly don’t care if I’m right or wrong about this,” he says in the end.
“All I’ve discovered thus far is that the data is what it is. The idea’s ability to explain certain aspects about so many places, from Egypt’s pyramids to Chile’s Atacama Giant, is obviously highly contentious, and it should be. However, if right, it has the potential to rewrite some elements of our understanding of not only the Stone Age but also of world history. If, on the other hand, researchers establish that this particular astronomical theory is incorrect, we may go on, knowing that it has been thoroughly examined.