They are, without a doubt, the world’s oldest and most perplexing ruins. It’s difficult to comprehend how they didn’t become as well-known as the Great Pyramid as one of the world’s wonders.
The Great Pyramid is impressive in its own right, yet it pales in contrast to the remains of Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco, South America.
The Puma Punku ruins are one of four structures in Tiahuanaco’s old city. The Akapana Pyramid, the Kalasasaya Platform, and the Subterranean Temple are the other three constructions.
Even with contemporary technology and information, these buildings defy logic and perplex those who attempt to unravel its mysteries. Puma Punku’s ruins are regarded to be the most fascinating and perplexing of all.
Who designed and built these structures? What materials were used to construct these structures? Why were these structures constructed in the first place?
All of these questions occupy the minds of people who study these old constructions, and none of them are simply answered if they can be answered at all.
How much more difficult would it have been to build Puma Punku if pyramids were difficult to build several thousand years ago?
Puma Punku is thought to have formerly housed a gigantic four-part building and a large wharf. Yet, today, all that is left are megalithic ruins from a catastrophic episode in history.
Is there a major tremor? Is it possible that a comet passed too close to the Earth? Is there a worldwide flood? All of these factors could have contributed to the collapse of Puma Punku’s once-impressive edifice.
Not only is there evidence to back up the allegation of a catastrophic flood, but there is also evidence to back up the theory that people lived there before the flood.
The flood is thought to have occurred roughly 12,000 years ago, and scientific evidence of tools, bones and other items within flood alluvia suggests that civilized humans lived there before the disaster.
Other evidence, including sculptures of non-Andean bearded people, has been found all across the region.
Is it possible that the ruins of Puma Punku are proof of a long-forgotten civilization?
Puma Punku’s stones are unlikely to have been carved using old stone cutting techniques, at least not those that we are aware of.
Puma Punku’s stones are made of granite and diorite, with the diamond being the only stone harder than those two. These stones would have had to be cut with diamond tools if the people who built this location used stone-cutting skills.
What else could they have used to cut these stones if not diamonds?
These stones are not only incredibly difficult to cut, but they are also extremely hefty. One of these stone ruins is about 800 tons in weight! These are large stones that are quite weighty.
The nearest quarry is at least 10 miles from the ruins’ location. How did these folks move these massive bricks, and how did they manage to build a structure with them?
It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to reconstruct the site of these remains, even with today’s technology. If we can’t do it, how did these ancient people manage to do it? This might have happened anywhere in the world, from 500 BC until the Ice Age.
These ancient individuals had to be well educated, with knowledge of astronomy, geomancy, and mathematics. There are no records of this work, though. There must have been a lot of planning and writing involved in creating a site like Puma Punku, but there is no record of it.
Stones That Interlock
There’s one more important point to make about the remains of Puma Punku. These stones were not only cut in some way, but they were also neatly cut. These stones have precisely straight edges. These stones have precise holes that are all of the same depth.
How were these ancient humans able to carve such beautiful stones?
It’s as if Puma Punku was only allowed to be built by master builders. All of the blocks are cut to interlock and fit together in a puzzle-like fashion. There is no mortar in the room. There are only great stones that once fit together to form a four-level building.
If these people were able to bring these enormous stones to this specific area, they must have also been able to stack them one on top of the other, but how did they do it?
There are no trees in the region, the nearest quarry is at least 10 miles distant, and there are no records of how any of this was accomplished. Most people believe that the Andean people could not have accomplished this 2500 years ago. How is it possible that an even older group of humans could have done it if they couldn’t?