Island of the Sun

The Island of the Sun project reconstructs the sacred Inca precinct and solar markers on the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. The sacred rock at the center of the precinct was the mythical birthplace of the sun and attracted pilgrims from throughout the Inca empire. The simulation is intended to facilitate tests of the solar alignments of buildings, monuments and features of the precinct throughout the solar cycle.

Name of site Temple of the Sun
Location Island of the Sun, Bolivia
Date represented in model ca. 1500 A.D.
Scientific Committee Charles Stanish (UCLA), Bernard Frischer (UCLA), Kent Volkmer (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Modeler(s) Dean Abernathy, Chris Johanson
File format MultiGen Creator
Status of project Completed
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Last update of this table May 10, 2003

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