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.
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".