A guide to Cusco and Machu Pic’chu; strategic tips on how to prepare for a trip to Peru, and how to get around, economically, without the need of tour guides or the ability to speak Spanish. I... More > have also included insights into the true ages of the megalithic structures of the Cusco area, including Machu Picchu. Many of them are far older than the Inca…< Less
Inca Footprints: I wrote this book as the result of not finding anything similar to it in Cusco, or anywhere. Cusco and the Sacred Valley are full of ancient megalithic stone remains and structures,... More > many of which are far older than the Inca, and this fact is not explained, and in fact not known by many of the guides and tour companies there. This book is the result of 5 years of on the ground research by me, Brien Foerster, and contains so many photos, that the book acts as a virtual tour of the whole area.< Less
Machu Picchu is the most famous stone complex in all of South America, and is visited by 2000 tourists a day. This fabled "Lost City" was created by the Inca, and was never discovered by... More > the Spanish conquistadors. However, not all of it was made by the Inca. There are 3 major stone temples that pre-date the Inca by several thousand years!
Professional tour guide Brien Foerster wrote this book so that the visitor, and arm chair explorer can read about this special place in a virtual tour format; many photos are included in this book, and it starts at the entrance gate, and then takes the reader on a complete visit of all of the amazing wonders of this masterpiece of architecture. Who made it? When? And what was its function? This book answers all of this and more.
It has recently been updated with photos from 1911 to 1913, when Machu Picchu was discovered and first excavated.< Less
Among the least understood of ancient megalithic sites in South America is Tiwanaku, located about 12,500 feet in elevation near Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. And even less is known about Puma Punku, which... More > is in fact part of the Tiwanaku complex, and displays levels of stone shaping craftsmanship that can barely be recreated today. Who built these amazing places, when, and why? Brien was featured in an hour long special on Ancient Aliens TV, season 4 discussing both places…or are they one and the same?< Less