The Kaimanawa Wall, located near the southern end of Lake Taupo in New Zealand, is a mysterious structure. Megalithic blocks with symmetrical corners make up the wall. It could have been a platform pyramid, similar to those seen on various South Pacific islands, based on the level top.
The Kaimanawa Wall will remain a mystery until the jungle is removed and a full excavation is completed. The wall has become a topic of talk and speculation. The construction predates history due to century-old trees growing through it, and there is no proof that the wall is manufactured.
The stone building, which is located immediately south of Lake Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island, is most likely a step pyramid or terraced, ceremonial platform of the type prevalent across ancient Polynesia, but it is one of the largest examples.
When Kaimanawa Wall was initially discovered, it wasn’t much of a mystery. Locals in the neighborhood were aware of the “wall” prior to the 1990s. The majority of them had rejected it as a naturally worn rock protrusion caused by weather and water.
Many visitors were surprised by the seemingly smooth blocks placed atop each other as paths and roads opened up the area to tourists and more human traffic poured through.
B. Brailsford of Christchurch, assisted by American D.H. Childress and others, has been the principal investigator of the Kaimanawa wall. When the site was first brought to the public’s attention in 1996, Childress researched it and wrote (in A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Armageddon):
“…the blocks appear to be a normal one and a half meter length by one and a half meter high. The lowest block extends all the way down to one hundred and seven meters and beyond. Local ignimbrite, a soft volcanic stone consisting of compressed sand and ash, is the stone.
“The closest outcropping of this type of stone is five kilometers away. The blocks run in a straight line from east to west for twenty-five meters, and the wall faces due north. The wall is made up of ten uniform blocks that appear to be carved and fitted together without the use of mortar.”
A red beech tree with a girth of 2.9 meters and almost a meter of accumulated humus crowns the wall. Brailsford, who was interviewed by the Listener, said:
“It was undeniable that the stones had been cut. He could put his arm into a root-infested cavity and feel the rear face — and the front face of the following tier — in one place.
“There were no saw or adze marks on the faces, which was uncanny. The interstices between the blocks were as thin as a knife blade. The tips of other stones protruded further up the slope, implying a larger edifice was buried beneath the hill.”
The Kaimanawa Wall’s age is unknown due to a lack of datable material, however, it was not built by the Maori, who arrived in New Zealand 700 years ago and never built huge buildings.
It’s possible that the Waitahanui raised it more than 2,000 years ago, and that their elders still know something about the ramparts. The Kaimanawa Wall is very certainly a Lemurian ruin, built by missionaries or Mu survivors as part of a ritual site.
The bones of the kiore, a kind of rat native to New Zealand that was likely introduced by the early settlers, support the theory that a pre-Maori population lived in the country. Some kiore bones have been dated as far back as 2,000 years, centuries before the arrival of the first Maoris.
Needless to say, New Zealand archeologists and anthropologists are not eager to substantially change their core paradigm, which places the Maoris in charge of New Zealand’s discovery and colonization.
But Brailsford and Childress go much further: they imply pre-Polynesian connections, a society that left identical megalithic buildings throughout the Pacific and down the west coast of South America.
The Department of Conservation in New Zealand commissioned geologist Phillip Andrews to study the wall. The following is what the department wrote:
“He recognized the rocks as Rangitaiki Ignimbrite, which is 330,000 years old….he exposed a pattern of joints and fractures in ignimbrite sheets that are natural to the cooling process. What Brailsford mistook for man-made cut and piled blocks turned out to be a natural rock formation.”
The blocks in the wall, however, appeared to many spectators to be too flawless for nature to make. Kaimanawa Wall has been a mystery until now, with no satisfactory explanations as to who built it or why.