Sayhuite is an archaeological site 47 kilometres east of the city Abancay, about 3 hours away from the city of Cusco, in the province Abancay in the region Apurímac in Peru.The site is regarded as a center of religious worship for Inca people, focusing on water.
Beyond the ruins of the Inca temple are automobile sized andesite stones which have clearly been shaped, but the main question is by who and when?Was it once an ancient city inhabited by an unknown civilization?
The functions or purposes of the mysterious monolith are simply unknown. Some researchers have suggested it was used as a scale model to design, develop, test, and document the properties of water flow for public water projects, and to instruct ancient engineers and technicians in the concepts and practices of the craft.
While the creators of this monolith remain a mystery, it is significant as it provides archaeologists insight into the culture of past peoples.
Andesite is as hard as granite, and the Inca had at best bronze tools and meteorite iron hammers, so they probably did not shape them.
Another mysterious ancient stone at the Sayhuite site
Through further analysis, archaeologists have determined that the Sayhuite site was a religious center for the Incan people. It is most likely that these people held rituals and ceremonies for the general worship of water at this site.