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.