Cradled in the basin of the Peruvian-Bolivian altiplano, the Titicaca region is currently densely populated by the Aymara Indians, who eke out an agricultural existence, subsisting primarily on maize, frozen potatoes, and chicha, a fermented alcoholic beverage made of cornmeal. But there is evidence that such was not always the case.
It is hard to imagine how they did not come to be known as one of the wonders of the world like the Great Pyramid. Spectacular in its own right, the Great Pyramid is, yet it pales in comparison to the ruins of Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco, in South America.
The ruins of Puma Punku are one of four structures in the ancient city of Tiahuanaco. Even with modern day technology and information, these structures defy logic, and confound those who seek to solve the mysteries that lie within them.
The ruins of Puma Punku are said to be the most fascinating, and most confusing of all.
Who built these structures? How were these structures built? Why were these structures built? These are all questions on the minds of those researching these ancient structures, and they are not easily answerable, if they can even be answered at all. Puma Punku If pyramids were almost superhumanly difficult to create several thousand years ago, then how much more difficult would it have been to build Puma Punku?
Puma Punku is believed to have once contained a great wharf, and a massive four-part structure. Yet all that remains today are megalithic ruins from some cataclysmic event in history.
A comet that came too close to the Earth? These are all possible causes to the destruction of the once great structure that is now the ruins of Puma Punku. Not only is there evidence to support the claim of a cataclysmic flood, but there is even evidence to support the theory that people once lived there before such a flood even occurred.
The suspected flood could have happened somewhere around 12, years ago, and there is scientific evidence of tools, bones, and other material within flood alluvia, which suggests that a civilized people were there prior to any flood.
Other evidence, including carvings of bearded people that are not Andean, has been recorded throughout the area. Could the ruins of Puma Punku be evidence of a long-lost civilization?
What Makes the Ruins Unique? It is highly unlikely that any of the stones in Puma Punku were cut using ancient stone-cutting techniques, at least not those that we are aware of. The stones in Puma Punku are made up of granite and diorite, and the only stone that is harder that those two, is the diamond.
If the people who built this place cut these stones using stone cutting techniques, then they would had to have used diamond tools. Not only were these stones really hard to cut, but they are also extremely heavy. One of these stone ruins weighs in at about 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. How in the world did these people move these blocks that weighed many tons, and how were they able to form a structure with them?
With the technology that we currently have today, it would be extremely difficult to recreate the site of these ruins, if possible at all. This could have taken place anywhere from b. These ancient people had to have been very sophisticated, knowing astronomy, geomancy, and mathematics.
However, there are no records of this work. To build a place like Puma Punku, there must have been significant planning, and writing involved, but there is no record of any of this. Interlocking Stones There is one more significant thing to mention regarding the ruins of Puma Punku.
Not only were these stones cut somehow, but they were finely cut. The cuts on these stones are perfectly straight. The holes cored into these stones are perfect, and all of equal depth. How is it that these ancient people were able to cut stones like this? It is as if only master builders were allowed to come in and construct Puma Punku.
All of the blocks are cut so that they interlock, and fit together like a puzzle. There is no mortar. There are only great stones that once fit together creating a structure some four levels high.In an article on the Fuente Magna Bowl, April Holloway highlighted the evidence of Sumerian writing in South America.
The Fuente Magna Bowl and Pokotia monument indicate that Sumerians may have formerly lived in South America. A number of publications, particularly on the Ancient Astronaut end of the Bad Archaeology scale, have repeated a story about some stones said to have been found .
The most intriguing thing about Puma Punku is the stonework.
At Puma Punku you will find incredible stones with these perfect right angles, smooth as glass, this makes Puma Punku unique and over of the few places on earth to find this type of stone work. The massive stones were hewn at quarries over 60 miles away. Background - Back Story. Tiwanaku is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia. It is recognized by Andean scholars as one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire, flourishing as the ritual and administrative capital of a major state . SUMERIAN ARTIFACTS AT TIWANAKU? an ancient languages expert, determined that the writing on the bowl "was probably Proto-Sumerian" comparable to writing used by Berbers in the Libyan Sahara years ago. (Ibid) Is Puma Punku ruins, Tiahuanaco, Bolivia. Please look at video.
The red sandstone and andesite stones were cut in such a precise way that it’s as if they were cut using a diamond tool, and they can fit perfectly into and lock with each other. Puma Punku is located near Tiahuanaco, in fact, it's less than a quarter-mile northeast of Puma Punku.
Puma Punku and Tiahuanaco may have been in fact one massive complex.
At Puma Punku you will find these incredible stones with perfect right angles, and some stones have small drill holes which have been evenly spaced along this groove which makes you wonder whether or not it is possible that the ancient builders of Puma Punku used some sort of advanced machinery. by Jim Allen, author "Atlantis: Lost Kingdom of the Andes". Whilst looking for improved illustrations of the god who emerged from the sea called in Sumerian legend, Oannes, above top left, I came across similar sculptures in the Father Crespi collection in Ecuador, above centre and right. According to Tsoukalos and Erich von Däniken, Puma Punku is the aliens’ very own building, while Tiwanaku is a human-built visitors’ center for worshipping the aliens.
Tiahuanaco's most distinctive feature, other than the wall of faces, is the Gate of The Sun. The idea of Sumerian writing exists at Puma Punku, and Tiahuanaco would seem to relate to the late Zecharia Sitchin and his ideas that the Sumerians were interacting with .
By comparing the Fuente Magna scripts and symbols with the Vai writing, Winters found many matches. Then after referring to several published works on the Sumerian language and writing system, e.g., C.S.
Ball, Chinese and Sumerian (London, ), and John A. Halloran, Sumerian Lexicon, he was able to decipher the Fuente Magna writing.