Tiahuanacu – Show #11

Tiahuanacu is a very mysterious prehistoric ruined city, apparently an ancient harbour, located in the Bolivian Andes some 15 miles from Lake Titicaca, currently 12,500 feet above sea-level. In the port area of Tiahuanacu, known as Puma Punka, enormous stone blocks weighing between 100 and 150 tons now lie scattered.  One of the construction blocks from which the pier was fashioned weighs an estimated 440 tons (equal to nearly 600 full-size cars).

Arthur Posnansky of the University of La Paz, Bolivia excavated Tiahuanacu extensively between 1900 and 1940.  He made a careful study of the principal alignments of the site and, after applying the accepted astronomical formula for calculating regular slow changes in the earth’s obliquity, concluded that the very large megalithic corner-stones of the Kalasasaya enclosure were originally set up to mark the points of sunrise and sunset on the winter and summer solstices as far back as 17,000 years ago.

Such a date would explain the depiction of elephants and toxodons – extinct for 12,000 years.


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It is this remote region, high up in the Andes, aside Lake Titicaca, yet at 13,000 feet, we will find a very plausible explanation with respect to the rapid meltdown of the recent Ice Age.  A calendar is found intricately carved into The Gate of the Sun that indicates the ancient and advanced people who built this megalithic structure in fact lived on an Earth that spun around the Sun once every 290 days, not 365, and had not yet enjoyed the company of our present moon, which at that time was still a planet, called Luna, but in fact another celestial object much closer and rotating more quickly.

At this time in antiquity, Tiahuanacan scientists certainly knew, for instance, the earth was a globe that rotated on its axis (not that the sun moved over a flat earth), because they calculated exactly the times of eclipses not visible at Tiahuanaco but in fact visible in the opposite hemisphere.  Unfortunately, as the new moon approached, eventually settling into its own orbit, the aforementioned satellite simply disintegrated and smashed into Earth with naturally disastrous consequences for this mysterious culture and their so-called prehistoric civilization, and any other in fact.

  • Traditional history: Paleo-Indians crossed the Bering Bridge built the structures
  • Legendary history:  Viracocha arrived upon the area after a cataclysm
  • Mythological history: Atlantis, The Flood and Extinction-level events
  • Alternative history: Arthur Posnansky, Carvings and the Cuvieronius

The theory of a falling moon has recently been substantiated by Dr. John O’Keefe, a scientist at the Coddard Laboratory for Astronomy in Maryland. Dr. O’Keefe claims that the fragments of a moon’s collision formed a ring around our planet that could have kept the sun’s rays from penetrating to earth, thus causing world-wide decline of temperatures, until eventually impacting individually as tektites.  Survivors arrived to settle one day.

Known by other names including Kon Tiki and Tunupa, Viracocha was said to have been a bearded, blue-eyed, white man of large stature. A teacher and a healer, a miracle worker and an astronomer, he is also credited with introducing agriculture, writing, and metallurgy, while bringing civilization and peace wherever he went.

Tiahuanacu is a very ancient ruined city.  In the area known as Puma Punka, enormous stone blocks weighing between 100 and 150 tons now lie scattered.  One of the construction blocks from which the pier was fashioned weighs an estimated 440 tons.  It is a site that lay in ruins when the first Incans came upon it.

Arthur Posnansky of the University of La Paz, Bolivia excavated Tiahuanacu extensively between 1900 and 1940.  He made a careful study of the principal alignments of the site and, after applying the accepted astronomical formula for calculating regular slow changes in the earth’s obliquity, concluded that the megalithic corner-stones of the Kalasasaya enclosure were originally set up to mark the points of sunrise and sunset on the winter and summer solstices as far back as 17,000 years ago.

Such a date would explain the depiction of cuvieronius and toxodons – extinct for 12,000 years.  Some scientists theorize that the area of Lake Titicaca was at one time at sea level because of the profusion of fossilized marine life that can be found in the region, adding the area was lifted with the Andean upheaval and a basin created which filled in to form the lake.  No many has suggested the marine life might have been brought to the altiplano by sea waters at flood stage.  If a flourishing civilization existed on the Peruvian altiplano many thousands of years ago and was indeed reached by flood waters, many problems would be solved, such as the existence of Tiahuanacu’s ruins under 6 feet of earth, the presence of stone structures under the lake’s waters and the existence of marine life at an impossible altitude.