After two years of research by experts from the Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art, along with the support of ALMA astronomers, among others, this project was able to prove firsthand the relationship between the solstice and equinox and several astronomical stone structures -saywas- found in sectors of the Inca Trail. The “Desert Navigators” project, led by historian Cecilia Sanhueza, also involved the participation of two ALMA astronomers, Juan Cortés and Sergio Martín. In the picture, the image of a saywa under the Milky Way and the Moon.
Credit: A. Silber - ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)
Crédito: A. Silber - ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)