Tiahuanaco is the ‘home of the gods’ according to Andean myths. Located a few miles from the present day shore of Lake Titicaca, the ruins of this city along with the Sacred Islands of Titicaca and Puma Punku seem to allude to a misplacement of credit and time. Most textbooks and even the museum near the Kalasasaya, state as fact, not theory, that Tiahuanaco rose to power around 100AD, peaked around 500AD and then steadily declined into ruin by 1000AD. (3. pg59) Yet, the agreed descendants to the culture of Tiahuanaco, the Incas clearly told chroniclers that the builders of the places were ancient and of the gods and or with the gods. The Incas’ stories do not back up the time lines of the textbooks; of course the textbooks also still state as a fact that the Incas built Machu Picchu. Again, the Incas plainly told chroniclers that they inherited the site already built. This complete disregard by ‘experts’ of information given by the people in question, themselves, is arrogant and rude and leads to bad conclusions being drawn from less reliable sources.
The Bolivian Altplano is roughly 12,000ft or almost 3,700m above sea level. However, the amazing water feature, Lake Titicaca, has some very sea-level features, including the only place on Earth to find ‘fresh-water’ seahorses. The geology supports the theory that at some time in the past, most geologists say about 100 million years ago, some upheval occurred that raised the ‘lake’ from at least sea level if not part of the sea itself to its present elevation. If you look around the sites, huge monolithic blocks are scattered like Lego’s across a child’s room and the ‘Gateway of the Sun’ was torn apart like cardboard, in affect the ancient sites look like they survived an event at least similar to the geologic event that relocated the lake and even shifted the shorelines as a result. The paradox is that where geology says something big happened 100 million years ago, archaeology says the sites declined in 500AD based on the same resulting evidence, neither acknowledge the facts of the other.
Enter the skies…early in the 20th century Professor Arthur Posnansky dated Tiahuanaco to 15,000BCE. His dates were based on mathematical and astronomical figures. (2. pg 66) Several years later a German team checked the work done by Prof. Posnansky and agreed that his work was accurate, however, they placed a more conservative, yet still sensational date of 9,300BCE for the site layout. These dates are mostly ignored by textbooks and archaeologists. To refute these dates or more specifically to support traditional expert dates some massive landscape change had to have taken place affecting the whole of the Altplano around the year 500AD. This upheval would have had to be massive enough to move city and or lake approximately 12 miles distant and change the shoreline to explain the discrepancy of over 100 feet between the city level and current shorelines.
There are also other interesting details concerning the peoples that still inhabit the region, such as their reed boats that resemble the boats of the Nile. The stories of their civilizer, Viracocha, being conspired against by 72 enemies and being lost to the water, just like Osiris. Viracocha not resembling them in appearance, but resembling someone of ‘European’ appearance. And more interesting similarities that we will explore later.
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