• Unsolved mystery of Puma Punku & Swastika Symbol

     · Puma Punku is a complex of ruins, part of a large temple group that is part of the Tiwanaku site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia ca 4000 m above sea level. Puma Punku is now understood to be at least 12,000 – 17,000 years old, essentially, right out of the Stone Age. Puma Punku is a terraced earthen mound that is faced with megalithic blocks.

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     · If we say that yes, the stones at the quarry were used at sites closer to Copacabana, that doesn''t tell us anything about those stones that did go all the way to Tiwanaku. And if we say NO, those stones weren''t used at a closer site, that still doesn''t help us understand how they got from Copacabana to Tiwanaku.

  • Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes: Sociopolitical, Economic, and Symbolic Dimensions …

    Stone configured Tiwanaku construction and identity. A vital component of Tiwanaku''s most important monuments, it defined Tiwanaku as a place and a people. Here we ...

  • Tiahuanaco artificial stone

    Tiahuanaco monuments are geopolymer artificial stones -!1-How to cite this paper : J. Davidovits, L. Huaman, R. Davidovits, (2019), Tiahuanaco monuments (Tiwanaku / Pumapunku) in Bolivia are made of geopolymer artificial stones created 1400 years ago, Archaeological Paper #K ...

  • The mystery of the ancient city Tiahuanaco – Strange …

     · Tiahuanacu (also called Tiwanaku) is a mystery because of its age (estimated to be 17,000 years) and the peculiar stone technology. Today there is little doubt that Tiahuanaco was a major sacred ceremonial centre and focal point of a culture that spread across much of the region. The ancient people built a stone pyramid known as the Akapana.

  • Facts Of World: Puma Punku Mystery

    Not only were these stones really hard to cut, but they are also extremely heavy. One of these stone ruins weighs in at about 800 tons! These are big stones, and they are really heavy. The nearest quarry is at least 10 miles away from the site of the ruins.

  • Exploration: The Mystery of Tiwanaku / Phase 14

     · Tiwanaku Andesite rock quarry In about 530 A. D. construction of Pumapunku began. Originally, it consisted of series of platforms with a temple in the middle of the city. Water would have surrounded some of the platforms where cut stone would be brought in ...

  • The Ancient City of Tiahuanaco and the Akapana Pyramid

     · It remains a profound mystery as to how the ancient inhabitants of Tiahuanaco managed to quarry the andesite and then transport it and place it into position, thousands of years ago. The exact purpose of the pyramid remains debated, although, as revealed by S. T. Evans and J. Pillsbury, the structure may have served for the shaman-puma relationship of …

  • (PDF) Building Taypikala: Telluric Transformations in the Lithic Production of Tiwanaku …

    Tiwanaku quarrysmiths took advantage of natural outcrop fissures to mine sand- stone blocks, as Ponce argues, but the disarrayed stone blocks currently found in the Kaliri quarry of Kausani are the product of long-term, intensive stone quarrying.

  • Tiwanaku Empire

    Ancient Ruins of Tiwanacu and PumaPunku - World Mysteries Blog

  • (PDF) Building Taypikala: Telluric Transformations in the Lithic …

    Stone configured Tiwanaku construction and identity. A vital component of Tiwanaku''s most important monuments, it defined Tiwanaku as a place and a …

  • Pumapunku

    They were initially pounded by stone hammers, which can still be found in numbers on local andesite quarries, creating depressions, and then slowly ground and polished with flat stones and sand. Tiwanaku engineers were also adept at developing a civic infrastructure at this complex, constructing functional irrigation systems, hydraulic mechanisms, and waterproof …

  • Tiwanaku, Bolivia

     · Located to the north of the Akapana, the Kalasasaya or Stopped Stones that dates to at least 200 BC to 200 AD, is a low platform mound with a large courtyard, which is surrounded by high stone walls. Like the other platform mounds in the area, it also has a central sunken court, which can be reached by a single staircase through an opening in its eastern wall.

  • Tiahuanaco (Tiwanaku)

    Tiahuanaco, Tiwanaku, an archaeological near Lake Titicaca, Bolivia was a sacred place of Pre-Colombian cultures. Stela 8 with Gateway of the Sun in background, Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanaco (Tiwanaku) Early in January of 1998, I bought an old Volkswagen ...

  • The Evidence is Cut in Stone: A Compelling Argument for Lost …

     · It is true that the sources surrounding Puma Punku''s and Tiwanaku''s building are rather obscure. However, very recent studies indicate that those cut stones are actually geopolymers: In July 2018, a scientific team from the Institut Geopolymere, in Saint-Quentín ...

  • Puma Punku: One Of The Most Intriguing Ancient Site

     · One of the most striking aspects of the compound is the fact that the quarry for these massive stones is located over six miles away on the western shore of Lake Titicaca. In addition, many of the smaller andesite blocks, which were used for various carvings and stone facing, were hewn from quarries in the Copacabana Peninsula roughly 55 miles away from …

  • Tiahuanaco

    Tiahuanaco. 1,460 likes · 3 talking about this. Junto al lago Titicaca, en Bolivia, a 4000 m. sobre el nivel del mar. Una ciudad que encierra el misterio en si misma.

  • The Ancient City Of Tiahuanaco

     · Tiwanaku''s name is related to the Aymara term taypiqala, which means "stone in the center". This is the modern-day used name. The area around Tiwanaku may have been inhabited as early as 1500 BC. The ancient ones apparently built a stone pyramid known

  • The mystery of the ancient city Tiahuanaco – Strange Unexplained …

     · Tiahuanacu (also called Tiwanaku) is a mystery because of its age (estimated to be 17,000 years) and the peculiar stone technology. Today there is little doubt that Tiahuanaco was a major sacred ceremonial centre and focal point of a culture that spread across much of the region. The ancient people built a stone pyramid known as the Akapana.

  • The Evidence is Cut in Stone: A Compelling Argument for Lost …

     · Not to mention the fact that we know a great deal of information about how the Egyptians in particular cut stone because we have extant quarries in which their techniques are quite evident. We can conclusively rule out any need to fantasize about aliens and laser beams.

  • Tiahuanaco: (Tiwanaku).

    Tiahuanaco: (Tiwanaku). Tiahuanaco sits in the Bolivian Andes at a height of over 12,500 ft. It was once one of the most significant complexes in the pre Columbian Americas. Inca tradition spoke of the founding Inca male and coming to Cuzco from the ''Island of the Sun'' on Lake Titicaca, nearby.

  • Exploration: The Mystery of Tiwanaku / Phase 6

     · The quarries, from which the stone blocks used in the construction of structures at Tiwanaku, came from lie at significant distances from this site. …

  • Why Is The Stone At Puma Punku In Bolivia Magnetic?

    How the stone was transported, with some pieces weighing at least 20 to 30 tons, is unknown. And it was recently discovered that the stone is very magnetic. The other stone found at Puma Punku is red sandstone, supposedly from a quarry about 15 kilometers away. It does not appear to be magnetic at all, so the question arises; did the original ...

  • NephiCode: Questions About Tiahuanaco – Part I

    The Sun Gate at Tiwanaku is about 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide and constructed from a single piece of stone, weighing about 10 tons. Bottom image is as it appeared in 1903. The lintel is carved with 48 squares surrounding a central figure. Each square represents a ...

  • Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes | SpringerLink

    Shifts in architectural stone quarrying during state expansion at Tiwanaku Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes will find an interested audience among archaeologists, geologists, anthropologists, historians, researchers studying Latin America, and scholars in the physical sciences with an interest in the history of mining and how mining is embedded in the wider …

  • Ancient Ruins of Tiwanacu and PumaPunku

     · Tiahuanacu (also called Tiwanaku) is a mystery because of its date of construction (estimated by A. Posnansky to be 15,000 B.C.) and the peculiar stone technology. "The probable age of Tihuanacu of the Second Period, calculated on the basis of the variation of the obliquity of the ecliptic, would be approximately 15,000 B.C. Naturally, this calculation is in no sense …

  • Exploration: The Mystery of Tiwanaku / Phase 6

     · The quarries, from which the stone blocks used in the construction of structures at Tiwanaku, came from lie at significant distances from this site. The red sandstone used in this site''s structures has been determined by petrographic analysis to come from a quarry 10 kilometers away—a remarkable distance considering that the largest of these stones weighs …

  • The Mystery of Puma Punku''s Precise Stonework | Amusing Planet

     · The Mystery of Puma Punku''s Precise Stonework. Puma punku is the name of a large temple complex located near Tiwanaku, in Bolivia, and is part of a larger archaeological site known as Tiahuanacu. The temple''s origin is a mystery, but based on carbon dating of organic material found on site, archeologists believe the complex may have been ...

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