Machu Picchu and the Flower of Life
The Flower of Life is a geometrical
figure composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles, that are
arranged so that they form a flower-like pattern with a sixfold symmetry
like a hexagon. The center of each circle is on the circumference of six
surrounding circles of the same diameter.
The Flower of Life symbol is over six thousand years old. Throughout
human history, philosophers, artists, and architects around the world
have known this symbol for its perfect form, proportion, and harmony.
The Lost City of Incas, Machu Picchu is without doubt
the most recognizable symbol of Inca Civilization. "The Inca Trail", as it
is known now, was the Royal Highway that led pilgrims and officials of the
Empire to the Sacred City of the Incas.
What makes the Inca Trail so special is the
stunning combination of Inca ruins, incredible views, the Andes scenery,
exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety. Over 250 species of
orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as
numerous birds such as hummingbirds, waterfowl and the majestic Andean
Hiram Bingham at Machu Picchu, the American explorer who found the ruins of Machu Picchu in 1911.