Archaeologists have found sacrificial stones of the Incas at the bottom of mountain lakes

© Flickr / Alex E. Rgonomic Picchu — a city of ancient America, located on the territory of modern PeruArchaeologists have found sacrificial stones of the Incas at the bottom of mountain lakes© Flickr / Alex E. Proimos

Polish scientists found at the bottom of the three mountain lakes in the district of Machu Picchu ancient ritual platform on which the Incas used to make sacrifices, according to the publication Science in Poland.

More than 500 years ago, Machu Picchu was surrounded by many temples and settlements. High in the mountains in the vicinity of the ancient city divers-archaeologists have studied the bottom of three lakes.

The participants of the expedition noted that it was unique.

«High altitude dives require a strict follow of instructions which are associated with much lower atmospheric pressure at high altitudes. Traditional depth sensors can give incorrect results, making it difficult to plan and execute dives,» explained underwater diving instructor, Premise Trzesniowski.

«We should start to explore the bottom of lakes at a depth of 20 meters, we found a stone platform. Probably the Incas made them sacrifice during the rituals» — leads edition the words of another member of the expedition.

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