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Lost Ancient High Technology In The Highlands Of Peru? Wari

The Wari Ruins are located near Quinua, in the Huanta Province, Ayacucho Region, Peru at an altitude 2770 m above sea level. These ruins are all that is left of Wari, the capital city of the Wari (hispanicized Huari). This capital city covers some 16 square kilometers, and the architecture is aligned to conform to the local topography.

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The ruins appear to be in almost the same condition as they were during the days of the powerful Wari empire, from about CE 500 to 900. There are signs that most of the buildings were coated with a layer of white plaster, which must have been a stunning sight in those days. As we can see in the above photo, they mainly worked with broken stone and mortar, so what about the massive shaped slabs???

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And loosely organized in the area are these well shaped hard andesite stones, some with grooves, and others circular holes...did the bronze age Wari people do this work, or another culture?

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The stones above are intact examples of possibly hundreds of well shaped "conduits" found at Wari. Local officials have no comment when questioned how they were made, what they were for, and who made them...

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And the above slabs, of hard volcanic stone making up what appears to be a tomb appear to have been either recycled from an earlier work, or shows an astonishing level of craftsmanship made with soft bronze tools...

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In the above photo, you can see that I am inside one of the "boxes" at Wari, and that it definitely looks reconstructed, as the surfaces are far superior to the joints. It is likely here, as in Cusco and other places, that an earlier culture occupied the site, and then the Wari people later moved in and recycled what was there.

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And these curious elongated skulls were found in the area of Wari. They are assumed to be from that culture, but have not been radiocarbon or DNA tested, so that is simply an assumption.

We have 2 tours remaining for 2014 that explore the megalithic remains and elongated skulls of Peru and Bolivia; tours which no one else provides:

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Tour details HERE

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Also, I have written what I believe is the only book about Lost Ancient Technology Of Peru And Bolivia:

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A Trip To The Paracas History Museum In Peru

A trip to the Paracas History Museum begins with Sr. Juan Navarro giving a full explanation of the 5 distinct cultures that lived in the area in pre-hispanic times: Paracas, Nazca, Huari, Chincha and Inca… Most visitors take special interest in the Elongated Skulls of the Paracas culture, and thus we take examples out of the cases for examination… These are the famous “cone head” skulls of Paracas known the world over. Some have ... continue reading

Beyond Nazca: The Enigmatic Palpa Lines And Geoglyphs Of Peru

Though not as famous as the Nazca Lines and Geoglyphs, those at nearby Palpa are perhaps equally intriguing. Made by the Paracas culture possibly as much as 1000 years prior to the Nazca Lines, there are more than 1600 Palpa Lines and Geoglyphs. Unlike the Nazca works, which cover hundreds of square miles of the flat Nazca Plain to the southwest, the Palpa figures and lines tend to be on the tops of ridges or on the sides of hills. In fact, many of the ... continue reading

Megalithic Site Called Qenqo Near Cusco Peru

Q’inqu (Quechua for “zig-zag”, hispanicized spellings Ccenco, Quenco, also Kenko, Qenko, Q’enko, Qenqo) is an archaeological site above the Sacred Valley of Peru located in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Cusco District, about 6 km north east of Cusco. Claimed by most academics to be an Inca site, none can explain why or how almost the entire surface of this massive outcrop was sculpted in the past. Inside the massive stone outc... continue reading

Puma Punku: Further Investigations Of The Enigma In Bolivia

Pumapunku or Puma Punku (Aymara and Quechua puma cougar, puma, punku door, hispanicized Puma Puncu) is part of a large temple complex or monument group that is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia. The enduring question is: who shaped these andesite stones and when? The Tiwanaku culture whom most academics believe were the first society to live there had only bronze age technology, and thus could not have been responsible. And how does one e... continue reading

Megalithic Works In Cusco Peru Made Long Before The Inca Existed

Archaeological Remains of Hatunrumiyoc. It is a wall constructed with the stone type “green diorite” (right wall) and is located outside the palace attributed to Inca Roca. The wall is admirable due to its polygonal architecture, whose front comprises almost the entire Hatunrumiyoc Street. Hatunrumiyoc is known because it contains the famous “twelve-angle stone”. The palace was located at the corner of Hatunrumiyoc and Herrajes st... continue reading

Huayna Pic’chu: The Daunting Trek To The Top…

Huayna Picchu, Wayna Picchu (hispanicized spellings) or Wayna Pikchu (Quechua wayna young, young man, pikchu pyramid; mountain or prominence with a broad base which ends in sharp peaks, “young peak”) is a mountain in Peru around which the Urubamba River bends. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District.  It rises over Machu Picchu, the so-called lost city of the Incas, and divides it into sections. The Incas bui... continue reading

The Unexplained Megalithic Site Called Zone X Near Cusco Peru

Above the city of Cusco in Peru is an ancient site which few tourists, or even local people ever see…named Zone X by local expert Jesus Gammara… Claimed to be an Inca site by conventional academics, it has many strangely cut, and in some cases polished hard stone surfaces… Some claim that the area was an Inca stone quarry, but none can explain why such irregular blocks were, or could have been removed with Inca tools, which consisted o... continue reading

Vilcashuaman: Ancient City Of The Inca, First Established By Megalithic People

Vilcashuamán (Inca Quechua: Willkawaman, “sacred hawk”) is the capital of Vilcas Huamán Province, Peru. It is located at an altitude of 3,490 m on the eastern slopes of the Andes and here we find an ancient archaeological site. Vilcashuamán was an Inca administrative center, established after the Inca conquered the Chancas and the Pocras. According to chroniclers, Vilcashuamán was home to 40,000 people. The city was located around a large pla... continue reading

Lost Inca City Of Vilcabamba: Megalithic Wonder

The location of Vilcabamba was forgotten. The first outsiders in modern times to rediscover the remote forest site that has since come to be identified with Old Vilcabamba (Vilcabamba la Vieja) were three Cuzqueños: Manuel Ugarte, Manuel López Torres, and Juan Cancio Saavedra, in 1892. The smaller rough work is that of the Inca aside a megalithic core When the Inca ruler Manco Inca and his large army failed to overthrow the Spanish invaders in A.D. 1536, ... continue reading

Kuelap Peru: Ancient Fortress Of The Cloud Warriors

The fortress of Kuelap or Cuélap (Chachapoyas, Amazonas, Perú), associated with the Chachapoyas culture, consists of massive exterior stone walls containing more than four hundred buildings. The structure, situated on a ridge overlooking the Utcubamba Valley in northern Peru, is roughly 600 meters in length and 110 meters in width. This prime example of Chachapoyan architecture, Kuelap, remained ignored by the outside world until 1843, when Juan Crisósto... continue reading

Ancient Temples Of Chavin De Huantar In Peru

Chavín de Huántar is an archaeological site containing ruins and artifacts constructed beginning at least by 1200 BC and occupied by later cultures until around 400-500 BC by the Chavín, a major pre-Inca culture. The site is located in the Ancash Region of Peru, 250 kilometers (160 mi) north of Lima, at an elevation of 3,180 meters (10,430 ft), east of the Cordillera Blanca at the start of the Conchucos Valley. Occupation at Chavín de Huántar has been ca... continue reading
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