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The Government of Bolivia has announced the discovery of a unknown pyramid and the beginning of excavations at the ancient citadel of Tiahuanaco, after Ground penetrating radar tests discovered the pyramidal structure together with other “numerous anomalies” underground. Researchers believe that these anomalies might be monoliths, but this information has yet to be corroborated and analyzed carefully to come to a conclusion.
This finding has raised the importance of Tiahuanaco and the surrounding area as these discoveries to add to the mysterious history of both Tiahuanaco and Puma Punku, considered by some to be the result of a highly advanced ancient civilization.
According to Ludwig Cayo, the director of the Center for Archaeological Research at Tiahuanaco, this mysterious pyramid is located in the Kantatallita area, east of the Akapana pyramid, which is at the archeological site of Tiwanaku,to the west of the country and about 70 km from the city of La Paz.
Researchers are still analyzing the gathered information, and calculations regarding the dimensions of the buried pyramid are underway, but according to simulated data and aerial photographs, the formation would be around the same size as the Kalasasaya Temple or Temple of the standing stones, one of the most remarkable constructions of Tiahuanaco.
Tiahuanaco is one of the most mysterious places on planet Earth, it is considered as being the cradle of an ancient civilization before the Incas. Tiahuanaco was the capital of ancient pre-Hispanic empire, today imposing stone monuments like Kalasasaya, the Semi-Subterranean Temple, sculptures of gods, the door of the sun and remains of military and civilian palaces remain. Some of these structures have incredible features which archaeologists have not fully explained. According to Bolivian researchers, Tiahuanaco was founded as a small village around 1580 BC but soon grew to become an imperial state around AD 724.
This ancient civilization mysteriously declined around 1187 AD. Researchers believe that Tiahuanaco was an incredible empire whose limits knew no bounds, occupying parts of the Peruvian coast, northern Chile, northwestern Argentina and bolivia what was thought to be a territory of around 600.000 square kilometers. Some researchers have suggested that Tiahuanaco might be the city belonging to Atlantis. Many researchers have placed the lost city and “continent” of Atlantis in Bolivia. The mysterious structures, history and society of Tiahuanaco would certainly fit into these theories. Some researchers consider that Tiahuanaco might be over 10.000 years old.
Researchers hope that excavations at the site will commence in May, although that will depend on the cooperation agreements signed with foreign universities and institutes which will provide the necessary manpower and technology to perform the excavations the best way they can.