Ruth and Ken Wright from the Wright Paleohydrological Institute will present the free Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lecture titled, “Ollantaytambo’s Ancient Water Temple,” at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, September 4, at the University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History.
The public is invited to join the Wrights as they describe their recent field research at the Incamisana, an ancient temple in Peru’s Sacred Valley that
was built for the worship of water. Through their presentation you will experience the ancient mountainside canals and terraces, flowing temple fountains, underground conduits and exquisite cliff side rock carvings as if you were there.
In earlier efforts, the Wrights completed extensive research on the ancient water works of Mesa Verde National Park where they discovered a series of remarkable reservoirs, canals and other features. The University of Wisconsin, Madison, College of Engineering, wrote of the Wrights, “Locally, in their home city of Boulder, Colorado, the Wrights are legendary; internationally, they are both respected and renowned for their contributions in the unique field of paleohydrology.” In 2006, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado named Ken Wright among the eleven most fascinating Colorado engineers over the past fifty years. Elected to the House of Representatives in 1981, Ruth Wright was known as a champion of environmental causes. She has also been recognized many times as legislator of the year.
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