Moray’s archaeological site consists of a series of Inca agricultural terraces constructed in natural depressions. These terraces are organized in a concentric pattern, forming amphitheater-like structures. The deepest structure is 150 meters deep, while the average height of the platforms is 1.80 meters.
Scientists think that during Inca times Moray was used as an agricultural research location. This idea is reinforced by the fact that each terrace level has its own microclimate. It is worth mentioning that the temperature can vary greatly across the levels of the agricultural terraces. This difference might be as much as 14 degrees Celsius.
On the other hand, Maras is a collection of more than 3 thousand salt mines located near Moray. Each salt mine is around 5 meters in length. The salt produced in Maras is still being sold nowadays.