Tiahuanaco, the oldest town of the world? (Bolivia)
Tiahuanaco is located near the southern shore of Titicaca Lake, Bolivia.
It was the capital of the civilization of the same name, which is, as we know, one of the oldest of our planet. But this city has a lot of mysteries. I propose a trip to the ancient times.
On this site, what strikes the visitor, are the stone blocks weighing up 65 tons. They bear no marks of chisel; so the means used to shape them, still a mystery. A thorough examination of the structures reveals the use of unusual construction technique.
Notches were made in the stone blocks which were then nested into each other, giving sufficient strength to withstand earthquakes. Its main structures include a huge pyramid of earth degrees, (Akapana pyramid) and a rectangular enclosure known as Kalasasaya, formed in alternating columns of stones and rectangular blocks.
The city was built in a port. It has indeed docks and wharves. But Tiahuanaco is located at 3900 meters above sea level and miles of open water earlier. Faced with such a mystery, historians have resolved by deciding that Tiahuanaco had never been inhabited. It was, at their view, a monument that former to the gods, built as a port, so the souls can sail to paradise. Why the people of Tiahuanaco could build a port operable at 3900 meters above sea level?
But around 1995, new archaeological discoveries have clearly demonstrated that Tiahuanaco was a bustling metropolis, but also the capital of an empire over vast lands to the east and south of Bolivia, north-west Argentina, northern Chile and southern Peru.
Note that 172 heads are anthropomorphic lined the walls. We find almost the same in a different civilization whose main site, Chavin de Huantar, is more than 1200km as the crow files.
The age of Tiahuanaco is very controversial. Some scientists claim that its construction began about 150 BC and that the city has continued to spread until the end of the first millennium AD. Others argue that the city is much older and was already in the second millennium BC
For others, the enclosure Kalasasaya served as an astronomical observatory, and some seek demonstrate that the complex date back to the staggering 15,000 years BC The astronomical discoveries could also indicate 9300 BC.
Although these two dates is far greater than what archaeologists officials are prepared to accept, they would certainly understand why Tiahuanaco was built as a port.
Clearly the high plateau on which stands the city only rose above the sea level at the end of the Ice Age, that is to say, about 8000 BC.
If Tiahuanaco existed before that date, which is more than likely, it certainly played the role of port.
On this site, one of the great mysteries is the famous Gateway of the Sun…
What is served?
This gateway or opening was a step function over time, present and future, as a form of hologram, and high priest could serve to predict certain events. Some people do not hesitate to make parallels with other current or remote civilizations.
For example, the high priest of Atlantis, greats astrologers and seers of the time, were feared the decline of his people. After a council of sages the lasts several weeks (corresponding to the Mayan calendar) took the decision to leave Atlantis to return to the other side of the galaxy.
In Atlantis, which sank in itself, is very likely that this time gateway was voluntarily displaced before the flood, and taken to heights of Tiahuanaco.
So perhaps it was possible the rapid evacuation of a large proportion of the population, some through this gate, and some by other means…
The gateway of the sun from the Titicaca Lake and Tiahuanaco (hundreds of miles distant from each other), have the peculiarity of having been carved in one single block of rock, and while the other gates of the sun that can be found throughout the region consist of two separate amounts and a lintel… To date, these are the only two doors may be still be “active”. The other gateways erected by the people who followed the Tiahuanaco and Titicaca Lake are nothing but attempts to reproduce a knowledge that was lost after the departure of the builders.
It should be noted that the Andean tradition always associated that gates with the other gateway, known as the “gateway of the moon“. If the Tiahuanaco gate still exists today, (less known than the other) the gateway of the Titicaca Lake seems absent (but perhaps it is in the bottom of the lake…).