Peruvian Riddle of the Stone with a model of the city
On the bank of the river Apurimak in Peru for several thousand years lies a stone. At the base it is a common boulder about 4x4 meters in size, of natural origin. There are no other granite slabs in the vicinity. However, it is not a problem for the ancient stone slab to reach the river that baffles scientists. Puzzling the upper part of the boulder: on its surface is made in miniature ... the city.
The artifact is called the Saywite Stone
Yes Yes! As children build sand houses and turrets, an unknown craftsman of the past hewn granite streets and buildings, a system of water channels, terraces and cultivated fields, temples and squares.
The purpose of this ancient monument is not clear. Perhaps, it is a surviving stone mock-up of the Inca city that has long disappeared in the darkness of centuries? This assumption is also supported by the fact that the irrigation system of the stone city-model functions reliably to this day: rainwater spreads through canals and rivers, irrigating the fields, and then flows down through the drain holes on the edge of the plate.
Archaeologists have not found any other stone models of ancient Inca cities. And if the model was a prototype of the future of a real city, then its creator had to have extraordinary topographical abilities in order to create a similar impression of the area several kilometers long without special measuring instruments and tools.
Was this something ancient? Highly developed Incas - yes. That's just the material for the layout is inappropriate - “stubborn” granite, which is still not easy to handle. And the ancient architect probably had to work for more than one year.
There is an assumption that this city is a toy. However, with this hypothesis, not all is well: such a toy should have been too expensive. A person of the royal family, however, could allow her child such fun, but the people of the royal family lived far from the mysterious stone.