Tiwanaku - Bolivia

Dead city of Tiwanaku in Bolivia

Ancient town in Bolivia, 72 km from La Paz, near the eastern shore of Lake Titicaca. 1 km from the Tiwanaku are stone familiar to all supporters paleocontacts facilities Puma Punku.

Within the paleocontact theory Inkas found Tiuanako's ruins, after that as he was abandoned by ancient astronauts and on his ruins constructed the constructions. The difference in styles of a laying and processing of a stone is obvious. We can assume that when that the Puma Punku and Tiwanaku were part of one runway complex which in a consequence was probably partially destroyed.

In the language Tiwanaku was called Pukin Taypikala, that is the "center of the world." Since the Incas called it already after a mysterious tribe built a fantastic stone town left him forever. According to the materials of excavation is poselenie dated 1500 BC. e.


Traces of paleocontact in Tiwanaku


The first significant building in the Tiwanaku - Akapana temple. This is - a stone pyramid, the height of more than 18 m In fact, if you stick to strict geometric definitions, no it is not a pyramid scheme. In fact, this - an artificial mound of irregular shape, lined with stone blocks.

Akapana distinctive feature is that on top of it is the impressive recess. Historians have determined that the Indians (whom they considered the creator of the "pyramid") have done here a special pond for some of their ceremonies. Some "indirect evidence" of his ideas on the pond on the hill, historians believe that the system water lines found on Akapane during excavation.

The system of water mains Akapana

But why would the "Indians" is needed to make a pond on top of the "pyramid", when it could be done at the bottom and does not suffer with the rise of the water? .. Is irrational. Moreover, that is very close to the so-called "semi-subterranean Temple" buried below ground level. So why not make a pond instead of him or with him? .
In fact, the depression on Akapane much more like a funnel from the blast. And if you focus on the depth of the crater, is about seven meters, it is - the consequences of a very powerful explosion. And given the elongated recess (approximately forty to eighty meters), it makes sense to even talk about a series of explosions. Thinking about the explosion and induce huge granite blocks that are strewn around the crater in a chaotic mess.

Funnel on top Akapana

Scattered granite blocks Akapana

The processing quality of many of the scattered units indicates that they are not making the Indians, and highly technologically advanced civilization.
In a couple of hundred meters to the east of Akapana - on the edge of the archaeological complex - is an object called Kantatalita. Tourists here are generally not go. Yes, there's nothing special, and they do nothing, because there is only a disintegrated detached units. Some structure or even several buildings razed to the ground so that archaeologists did not come from there is something to reconstruct.

Traces explosion Kantatalita


The second building Tiwanaku - Kalalasayya. Large rectangular open temple, length 126.2 meters and a width of 17.5 m, which is believed to have been used as an observatory.


In Kalalasaye found and one of the most famous statues Tiwanaku - Monolith Ponce, represents a three-meter colossus.

Colossus in Kalalasayya

Putuni (Palace of the sarcophagi

Next to the western wall of the temple is a temple of Kalasasaya Putuni (Putuni), or Putuputuni (Putuputuni - where there are voids), known as the palace of the sarcophagi. In the XXI century., Judging by the photos, the temple was almost nothing left.

Putuni (Palace of the sarcophagi)

The temple was a rectangular building 48,4 × 39,8 m at the entrance to the east. He was standing on a platform height of 1.20 m ground part of the temple is a corridor, enveloping rectangular courtyard. It has been made available from the yard burial chambers, equipped with stone-sliding doors that slid on wet surface. Putuni on site and now you can see the blocks treated with the use of "technology of the gods."

Computer processing units Putuni

Gate of the sun

There are Tiwanaku and Gate of the Sun (Inti-Punku). Their size - 3 x 3.75 m and they were carved from a 10-ton block of andesitic. Below is the image on which you can understand why the gate has "sun" name.

gate of the Sun

The top is decorated with artful Gate relief, which is shown in the centre of the male figure, his head crowned with a halo with 24 rays on their ends - the head of jaguars and pumas. From the eyes of god streaming tears, and in his hands - the royal sceptre.

gate of the Sun

The same rods and his entourage - 48 demi - poluptitsy.

gate of the Sun