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Archaeologists discovered Underground Pyramid at Tiahuanaco

Tiahuanaco-pyramid

The ancient fortress site of Tiahuanaco  in western Bolivia is still itself revealing secrets thousands of years after its peak as capital of an empire, and home to one of the most important civilizations prior to the Inca. Archaeologists from the Tiahuanaco Archeological Research Center have found an underground pyramid at the site using ground-penetrating radar.

According to Fox News Latino, the Bolivian government has announced excavations are set to start in this summer on the new find at the Kantatallita area of Tiahuanaco, 71 kilometers west of La Paz.
Using ground-penetrating radar, researchers also have reportedly invented “underground anomalies” which they suspect might be monoliths, but further analysis will be carried out before getting official conclusions.

Tiahuanaco Archeological Research Center director Ludwing Cayo, told EFE News Agency that Tiahuanaco will be undergoing further studies over the next five years. This is welcome news to some, as the site and stone monuments may have suffered from get in touch with weathering 4,000 meters over sea level.
AcercandoNaciones reports that some of the remains of Tiahunaco have become dilapidated, and some researchers advise these might advantage from the protection of an indoor museum.

Tiahuanaco has been a UNESCO  World Heritage Site since 2000.
It was the capital of an empire that extended into present-day Peru and Chile, victorious from 300 to 1000 A.D., and is supposed to be one of the most significant cities of ancient America.  Andean legends claim the area about Lake Titicaca was the cradle of the first humans on Earth. According to the myths, Lord Viracocha, the creator of all things, chose Tiahuanaco as the place of formation. It is unknown how old these remains are, but some researchers suggest that they date to 14,000 years B.C.

Fox News Latino writes that at its height, the Tiwanaku realm covered 600,000 square kilometers and “left a legacy of exciting stone monuments such as Kalasasaya, the semi-underground Templete, sculptures of famous figures, the Gate of the Sun and ruins of palaces.
Earlier excavations at the site have uncovered substantial portions of the Akapana Pyramid Mound.

Archaeology’s InteractiveDig writes that in the ancient past there is proof that the recognized transportation was razed and recreated by the inhabitants, and the city was abandoned. Researchers say there was an unexpected shift in 700 A.D. earlier monuments were torn down, and the blocks were used to put up the Akapana Pyramid. However, by the time the city was abandoned, the project had still not been completed, and laid unfinished.

Results from the excavations at Tiahuanaco and the research into the recently detected hidden pyramid are expected to be announced later this year.

April 21st, 2015 at 6:51 am


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