Tiwanaku is the place of the famous
Gate Of The sun. You might expect its location place at Tiwanaku to be correct, but no
its location is arbitrary, our guide (a university professor)
informed us that it was found flat on the ground and it was the
countries president who decided where to erect it; 'it will look
nice over here'; so that's where it was erected.
two locations there are large stone monoliths that have holes right through.
On closer examination the
inside of a human ear but reversed can be seen, it has been intricately
'carved' out and is very smooth. Shouting in it acts like a
loud speaker and your voice can be heard all around the ruins.
archaeologists believe that a shallow lake was controlled and
flooded over the vast inner areas, reflecting the sky like a giant
mirror, reflected heavens would appear below. The stone
figures have eroded water ‘lines above their ankles as if they had
stood in water.
The markings in the
stone figures are very
intricate and shallow and are believed to have been entirely gold
plated. Tiwanaku is old, very old, older than the Inka civilization but
there are similarities, large interlocking stone blocks for one
example. These blocks have interlocking metal connectors holding
them together in earthquake proofed fashion, some are reputedly made
of gold, no wonder the Spanish demolished the entire place including
a massive pyramid in their frenzy to obtain gold, they even had a
war between themselves over it with the city of La Paz (The Peace)
named after the location of their peace meeting.
residual stones from the wrecking of Tiwanaku have been built into
buildings especially the catholic cathedral in the nearby town. The
photo gallery here shows lots of the stones and the figures.
Arquelogia Andina y
GENERAL Archaeology in South America
Links to Authoritive work
Sachahuaman, Ollentatambo, Tiwanaka,
megaliths probably do pre-date the Inca civilisation. Any references
they may have had to do with the original builders were lost due to
the calamity of the conquest. The arguments persist: did they build
onto what was found? Did the Incas add their buildings on top of the
older larger shaped stones?
See - NIBIRU
AND THE SUBTERRANEAN CONNECTION