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Posted By:bebel

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2009-01-12 10:06:05
They dug a deep long tunnel out to the sea and had a man use something like a hand-operated bilge pump to constantly pump the water up to the mountain. The man had the title Pump-man Excelsior, translated. It was hard work really.
2009-01-12 05:47:07
Thanks. I was very suspicious on how the salt water got up there. I never would have guessed a salty stream.
2009-01-12 00:07:30
Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating salty water (provided by a nearby subterranean stream) in the sun, leaving the salt behind. (wikipedia)
2009-01-11 22:49:41
Where did they get the salt water from? And why did they carry it half way up the mountain to sit in settling ponds?