Thursday, January 27, 2011

Huanuco Pampa

Plan view of the architecture of Huanuco Pampa for my textbook; the site was an Inca administrative and military center with a large central plaza for public participation in state ritual and nearly 500 buildings. Among the facilities are nearly 40,000 cubic meters of storage space in the form of state granaries called quollcas. These numbers mean very little for a general impression of things, so for comparsion on the right I've added plan views of Edinburgh Castle, the citadel of Mycenae and a Boeing 747. These give a much better impression of the size of Huanuco Pampa.

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