The Disappearance Of The Children Of Viracocha, Part 2: Inca Epilogue, Chachapoyas, Rapanui, Aotearoa And Hawaii
By Brien Foerster
Moray, Sacred Valley - Photo by Luna M.Flores
This is part 2 of researcher and writer Brien Foerster's regular column here at Grahamhancock.com. Brien’s study and insight into the Inca’s ancient origins shed a new light on that famous South American culture. The implications are both startling and far reaching suggesting a connection to a pan Pacific civilization reaching back to mankind’s most distant past. Join Brien on the GrahamHancock.com Mysteries Message Board where he will be conducting a continuing discussion surrounding his research and regular contributions to these pages. Please check in for the next installment from Brien.
In part 1 I wrote about the Inca and how they were regarded as the descendants of the Viracochas, a people of mythic proportions seemingly lost in time and often thought of as being fictitious. Part of the reasoning behind this is the fact that much if not most of Inca history, which was mainly oral in nature, was crushed once the Spanish conquered Cuzco; the administrative, military and spiritual center of the Inca in 1533. What they did have as a “written” tradition was the khipu system, used extensively by them, and dating back as far as 5000 years ago, as samples have been found at the desert site of Caral, 200 km north of Lima.
Samples of Khipus: Photo by Bing Free Images
The khipu system, a woven series of cords of different colours that were tightly twisted together and had strategically positioned knots in them, is believed to have mainly been an arithmetical system much like the abacus, according to experts such as Gary Urton of Harvard University. Dr. Urton speculates that not only may the khipus have base 10 as their arithmetical system, but that they may also be of binary code, the same as a computer language. Other researchers speculate that the khipus are a form of coded language.