The Incas were arguably the finest stonemasons the world has ever seen. They worked without metal, and even today, with Inca walls, you still cannot get a razor blade between two stones. The Andes, the second tallest mountain range in the world, is in the background. I am including a monochrome version of this, then a variety of examples from Cuzco and Olantaytumbo, of more stone work. In Cuzco, the Spaniards, conquerors of the Inca Empire, built on top of Inca foundations, and so we see them today. One photo shows a very small stone, thought to be the smallest stone in an Inca wall. It is the diameter of a finger and about a foot or two long.
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