Archeology, Travel

The Greatness of Tipón

Stunning Canal of Water (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)

Tipón is one of the very impressive examples of agricultural terraces left from our ancestors. Though built as something to increase yields of food, they also show amazing engineering of water distribution and an amazing sense of esthetics that make these terraces an amazing Inca monument in their own right.

The archeological complex of Tipón is located to the south of the city of Cuzco. It is up on a mountain where you can appreciate the harmony of the water that flows from a pool high up the mountain in order to irrigate the cascading terraces and their crops. It comes down in surprising canals and made this a fine environment to improve varieties of domesticated, crops such as the potato.

As we can see, the Inca Empire has left us impressive examples of their work and the great respect they had for the basic elements of the world.

We share with you a short photo essay of the great Tipón

Canals, Water Engineering (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)
Canals, Water Engineering (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Management Developed by the Incas (Photo: Wayra)
Water Management Developed by the Incas (Photo: Wayra)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricultural Terraces (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)
Agricultural Terraces (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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