These are the steps for the “Nephilim”, a race of giants living on Earth? np
This photo is often shared as “giant steps for the Nephilim”. In this case, “Nephilim” refers to a race of giants living on Earth according to Genesis 6:1-4. Did the ancient giants use these giant steps?
Giant steps for the Nephilim?
However, this is actually a photograph of Ollantaytambo, an Inca ruin – an Inca town and archaeological site in southern Peru, 72 kilometers northwest of Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 2,792 m above sea level in Ollantaytambo district, Urubamba province, Cusco region.
Those are not steps for giants, but agricultural terraces . They are commonly used to cultivate crops on mountainous terrain. So this photo doesn’t provide any evidence of ancient giants.
About the Nephilim and the supposed race of ancient giants: they are mentioned in the Bible. There are different interpretations: they can be angels (fallen), aliens, giants, or a human-angel hybrid.
The Inca culture was one of the most important in the South American continent and left a tangible legacy of pre-Columbian civilizations in the territory we know today as Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. , Chile and Argentina.
These structures were wide terraces built on mountain slopes that allowed the Incas to retain the land to develop agriculture adapted to the alpine environment – this is similar to the terraces in the mountains of China. water out, but the ones the Incas built were a little different.
This system of terraces fulfills three main functions:
- Containment: These structures prevented erosion and landslides when the construction of cities, houses and temples was carried out.
- Agriculture : Through the construction of these foundations, the Incas expanded the area of land used for agricultural activities. These terraces allow rainwater to be used as a source of crop irrigation directly from the canals connecting each level. Today, crops are no longer cultivated to maintain their integrity.
- Ceremonial Centers: These terraces are built to be more beautiful and wider than the terraces elsewhere because it serves both the decorative purpose of the administrative centers and also the place where some can be performed. Ritual.
These terraced fields have existed for hundreds of years. This place was once a stronghold of the Inca Empire that existed from the 15th-16th centuries.
The internal drainage of the terraces consists of three layers:
- The first layer is the coating
- The second layer is sand.
- The third layer is gravel.
These layers allow water to be sucked in by the steps and flow downhill through the floors, quickly being absorbed without creating landslides that could endanger the city and its inhabitants.
Through a system of 130 pipes and drainage sources, the Incas were able to channel water from the canal, allowing them to supply water to a large part of the city.
Engineers had to think of a way to prevent water from accumulating at the top and from causing landslides when descending.
Engineer and paleontologist Kenneth Wright spent 15 years studying the Inca drainage system. According to his research, 60% of the water destined for the Incas came from the rains in the region – up to 2,000 mm annually. This meant that engineers had to come up with a way to prevent water from accumulat ing at the top and from causing landslides when descending.
In addition to the aqueducts and sources mentioned above, the Inca ruins were built on a layer of granite that allowed rainwater to move to the terraces.
One of the most amazing Inca ruins is in Moray , an archaeological site in Peru, located about 50 kilometers northwest of Cuzco – this is essentially a depression on a plateau with the shape of the terraced fields. In a subsidence that looks like a big bowl, built a series of concentric terraces that look like an ancient Greek theater. The largest terraced fields in the center are huge in size, and go down to about 150 meters, leading to a round bottom for drainage, to prevent flooding.
Concentric stairs are divided in the form of caged stairs that extend upwards, and allow people to walk from top to bottom. The six large steps that surround the center of Moray look like ellipses rather than a perfect circle, and there are eight steps that enclose a small portion of the building’s outer ring. The purpose of the construction of these terraces is still unclear, but many believe that the Incas used it as an agricultural research station. Today it is open as a tourist attraction. Moray’s opening hours are from 7am to 6pm.