The city of Tiwanaku, capital of a powerful pre-Hispanic empire that dominated a large area of the southern Andes and beyond, reached its apogee between 500 and 900 AD.

The city of Tiwanaku, capital of a powerful pre-Hispanic empire that dominated a large area of the southern Andes and beyond, reached its apogee between 500 and 900 AD.

Tiwanaku is one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire, flourishing as the ritual and administrative capital of a major state power for approximately 500 years. The city and its inhabitants left no written history, and modern local people know little about the city and its activities. A theory asserts that around AD 400, Tiwanaku went from being a locally dominant force to a predatory state.

Tiwanaku is one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire, flourishing as the ritual and administrative capital of a major state power for approximately 500 years. The city and its inhabitants left no written history, and modern local people know little about the city and its activities. A theory asserts that around AD 400, Tiwanaku went from being a locally dominant force to a predatory state.

Puma Punku, Bolivia. Precisely engineered stone blocks toss around like an explosion occurred. Or a flood.

Puma Punku, Bolivia. Precisely engineered stone blocks toss around like an explosion occurred. Or a flood.

Tiwanaku - Bolivia

Tiwanaku - Bolivia

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jaguar in tiwanaku puma - Yahoo Image Search Results

jaguar in tiwanaku puma - Yahoo Image Search Results

PUMAPUNKU   Ancient Mysteries – Pumapunku Pumapunku, also called “Puma Pumku” or “Puma Puncu”, is part of a large temple complex or monument group that is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia. In Aymara, its name means, “The Door of the Cougar".

PUMAPUNKU Ancient Mysteries – Pumapunku Pumapunku, also called “Puma Pumku” or “Puma Puncu”, is part of a large temple complex or monument group that is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia. In Aymara, its name means, “The Door of the Cougar".

World Mysteries - Mystic Places - Ollantaytambo, Tiwanaku and Aramu Muru

World Mysteries - Mystic Places - Ollantaytambo, Tiwanaku and Aramu Muru

Puerta del Sol en Tiwanaku La Paz, Bolivia

Puerta del Sol en Tiwanaku La Paz, Bolivia

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