Tiwanaku, (Spanish: Tiahuanaco and Tiahuanacu) is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia, South America. Tiwanaku 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 power for approximately five hundred years.
Las ruinas de un antiguo templo bajo el Lago Titicaca, el lago más alto del mundo. Que data de hace 1.000 a 1.500 años, las ruinas son pre-inca. Los Incas, que construyeron Machu Picchu, que se cree que se originó en el lago, y que consideraban el lago como el lugar de nacimiento de su civilización, y en su mito, los hijos del Sol emergió de las aguas.
Located near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, the city of Tiwanaku (also spelled Tiahuanaco) was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilization that dominated the Andean region between 500 and 900 AD. The monumental remains of this great culture include several temples, a pyramid, symbolic gates, monoliths and mysterious carvings of alien-like faces. Arriving later, the Incas regarded Tiahuanaco as site of creation by their god Viracoca, who rose from the depths of Lake…
Ollantaytambo, Peru. Parts of this ancient city date back at least 12,000 years. Archeologists are still perplexed as to how some of the earliest humans were able to move massive blocks of granite (some weighing 50 tons) without the use of modern machinery. No tools have been unearthed in the area and the rocks appear to be “fused” together.