Puma Punku is a large complex that is said to be a large temple complex in the past. This large temple complex is located near Tiwanaku, Bolivia. Tracing the origins of this temple can be said to be a mystery. However, based on the dating of carbon materials from organic material in the temple, archaeologists have found that the temple complex was built by king Tiwanaku. This is one important civilization in history before the Inca empire. The Tiwanaku kingdom was built in the years 300 and 1000 AD.
Talking about my Puma site, there is something very important to talk about. These are large, neatly sculpted stones, straight, smooth and flawless. This was extraordinary and it is still mysterious how they did this. It’s hard to imagine with our logic, but it’s true.
The Mystery of Puma Punku
My Puma is a multilevel mound, facing megalithic blocks. One stone alone weighs up to several tens of tons, there are red sandstone and andesite stones. These rocks are neatly cut into each other so that they are very snug and can be locked onto each other without the need for mortar. In the world of design, the precision and technical finesse of this large stone cutting is simply astonishing.
The precision of each rock carving is very tight when linked to one another. It was so tight that the razor could not slide through the gap. The holes are drilled to perfection and some of the rock has machine-quality chiseled shapes. Even though at that time the technology was not as sophisticated as it is now, but they were able to make large carvings on stone class like modern technology.
There must be something modern humans have not thought of, and there must be something wrong.
The rocks were astonishingly wide and long for the size of such a sculpture. The proportion of the rock is very large, the largest stone is 25.6 feet long, 17 feet wide and 3.5 feet thick. Meanwhile, the weight of this rock is estimated at 131 metric tons.
The enormous size of these rocks and their extraordinary weight is also a big mystery about how they transported these rocks to Puma Punku. This mystery has existed since the temple was found.
An analysis of this says that the red sandstone was transported down a steep slope in a mine close to Lake Titicaca which is 10 km away. While smaller andesite rocks were used as surface stones and carvings and are thought to originate from the Copacabana Peninsula mine, it is about 90 km far from Lake Titicaca. All of this analysis is still floating between true and false. How ancient people did all that. He made the modern world amazed and even now my Puma is still very mysterious.
If we look at the available evidence, it can be said that my Puma never built a Tiwanaku temple. It could be that the carbon dating is wrong due to sample contamination. It could also be that my Puma was built by another civilization from across the ocean, they came to build a temple and then left it. There are also those who say that even my puma could not be built by humans, but there is help and interference from other creatures.
Now my puma complex is in ruins with large granite rocks piled on top of each other. It is likely that this site was destroyed by an earthquake or damaged by the tidal waves from Lake Titicaca.
Until now, even the latest technology has not been able to reveal the facts behind this mysterious shrine. All of this only Allah knows!
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