Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Peru Cubits and Calendar

This site has some cool information and graphics. I am wondering if this can only happen on a flat plane.  I think it is cool. I am doing good to figure out where the sun has moved just from winter to summer at sunset much less being able to do this.

The above animation shows how at Tiwanaku in Bolivia, the year was divided into 20 months. With a calendar wall consisting of 11 pillars, the sun would set progressively over the various pillars, counting in twenties. When the sun reached the end of the pillars, it appeared to "stand still" before beginning its journey back in the opposite direction, counting in twenties in the ancient Tiwanaku calendar.

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