Tintero - © Keith Muscutt Warriors of the Clouds 

Chapter One:  Kuelap, Citadel of the Chachapoya

It is a humbling experience to stand beneath the towering walls of Kuelap and try to imagine the staggering investment of energy consumed in its construction.  Estimates of the total volume of material that was transported to build it are unreliable, but Kuelap is undeniably one of the most massive monuments of the ancient Americas.  Radiant in the warm glow of the morning sun, it still makes a powerful declaration of the might of its builders, and of the scope of their imagination.

The walls of Kuelap - © Keith Muscutt