Five hundred years after the destruction of the Inca empire, the ancient pagans continue to have a supersticious grip on visitors. These tourists have trekked to the great alter where humans were once sacrificed, hoping to receive spiritual energy from the stone.
The alter is called the Intihuatana Stone which means "The Hitching Post of the Sun" because the Incas believed that the stone can hold the sun in its place along its annual path in the sky. "The sun almost stands at the pillar at midday on March 21st and September 21st, when the equinoxes occur (daytime equals night time). Then, no shadow is cast at all."
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