This week's theme and next week's theme is giving me the opportunity to post more photos from my trip to Peru, specifically those from Machu Picchu! This is a photo of the Ceremonial Rock (The Sacred Rock) which is located near the Guard House. One theory about this Sacred Rock is that it had some kind astrological significance (based on its location and positioning) and it served a purpose in the practice of some type of sacred rituals for the Incas.
I have to confess that I found this week's theme challenging. I wanted to make sure that I posted the right photo of a rock for this week and a stone for next. I was feeling pretty confident since I have tons of photos from Peru until I asked myself what was the difference between a rock and a stone?
Google informed me that a rock is a solid material of the earth's crust. It is large, hard or soft, and an immovable non metallic mineral matter. But on Machu Picchu, the Incas were able to move these massive size rocks. And they were able to carve and shape these rocks dispelling everything that I've read about the definition of what is a rock vs stone. So now I'm back to being confused.
After mulling over this issue for a couple of hours, I finally just had to realize that the Incas were an amazing civilization with capabilities that defies any normal definition or simple explanation.
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