The ancient Incan city of Pumapunku or Puma Punku is a site in Bolivia which features astoundingly modern stonework. According to the Inca, Pumapunku (The Door of the Puma) was the spot where the world was created. The stones, some weighing more than 130 metric tons, were transported from 6 miles away without wheels. Perhaps the most amazing thing about the site, is the way that the stonework was cut for metal fittings, allowing them to be clamped together. How on earth did a civilization with no form of writing and lacking the invention of the wheel build something so modern?
45 miles west of La Paz high in the Andes mountains, lie the mysterious ancient ruins of Puma Punku. The megalithic stones found here are among the largest on the planet, measuring up to 26 feet long and weighing more than 100 tons each. Puma Punku is a large temple complex or monument group that is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia.
Puma Punku is so unique in the way that it was constructed and shaped and positioned, that it is the most intriguing ancient site on the planet.
If you look at the stones carefully, you can see some intricate stonework, as though they used machine tools or even lasers. Evidence of ancient civilizations using modern technology? Sure.
At Puma Punku you will find incredible stones with these perfect right angles, smooth as glass, this makes Puma Punku unique and over of the few places on earth to find this type of stone work.
The massive stones were hewn at quarries over 60 miles away.
Puma Punku is located at an altitude of 12,800 feet, which means it is located above the natural tree line, this means that NO trees grew in that area which means that no trees were cut down in order to use wooden rollers, the question is how did they transport the stones?
Tiahuanaco is located near Puma Punku, less than a quarter mile northeast of Puma Punku. Scientists believe Tiahuanaco was once the center of a civilization with more than 40,000 inhabitants.
Tiahuanaco is probably the greatest Native American civilization that many people haven’t heard of.
It’s said that in Tiahuanaco are all the races of mankind represented, even elongated skulls, people wearing turbans, people with broad noses, people with thin noses, people with thick lips, people with thin lips, and some of the statues are particularly unusual and are unlike the ones found in the nearby area.
One of the most important archaeological artifacts ever discovered in Tiahuanaco or Puma Punku is the famous Fuente Magna Bowl discovered near Tiahuanaco.
The Ceramic bowl, has Sumerian cuneiform and Proto-Sumerian hieroglyphic written on it.
The megalithic stones found at Puma Punku are among the largest on the planet.
There are stones at Puma Punku that weigh over 100 tons.
The stones of Puma Punku shouldn’t even exist. They are so precisely cut that even a razor blade can’t fit through their interlocking joints, a technology that didn’t exist until centuries later. The Inca believed this ancient temple had been built by the gods who created the world. (source)
“The Mysterious and Intriguing Ruins of Tihuanaco and Puma Punku” is a clip from The History Channel's Ancient Aliens. If you’ve never heard of Tihuanaco and Puma Punku, they are ancient sites shouldn’t even exist. How did these supposedly “primitive” ancient people build structures using many ton blocks and carve into stone that is nearly as hard as diamond? Puma Punku is one of the most awe-inspiring ancient mysteries without a doubt.
Ancient Aliens Debunked makes some great explanations for Puma Punka that has more reliable source information than Ancient Aliens. In fact, the hosts of ancient aliens come across rather naive in light of this contrasting information.
One thing that “Debunked” & Ancient Aliens agree on is that some kind of strange event occurred in the past that giants, “sky beings” and a great flood were all a part of. Most people are familiar with this story from Genesis 6 in the Torah and similar stories are mentioned in ancient cultures all over the world. Tiwanaka is the closest city to Puma Punka and is one of these ancient cultures that tells of the great flood and giants.
Ancient astronaut points:
• The stones at Puma Punku are made from the hardest on earth; granite and diorite (The only stone harder is diamond.)
• The only non-synthetic substance that can cut diorite is diamond. This means whoever built this place had diamond tools or another technology that we still do not know about.
• The precision of the cuts and drill holes are astonishingly acurate. It is difficult to explain how this was done without electrical power tools and sophisticated measuring. Whatever tools were used are not in the archeological record.
• It is said that the Aymaras built this site, but these people lacked a writing system to plan and measure these structures. This seems to be a contradiction.
• The largest stones weigh up to 400 tons and the rock quarry they were cut from is approx. 10 miles away.
• A common theory of how ancient peoples transported megalithic stones is by using tree trunks as rollers. This theory seems impossible at Puma Punku since it is located above the tree line. No trees have ever grown in this area.
• The dating of this site is widely debated. It was originally dated at 12 - 14,000-years-old, but mainstream archeologists re-evaluated it and decided it was 1,500-years-old.
Note: Much older dating of structures that change our current view of evolution and the history of mankind are only now becoming widely accepted. (See Gobekli Tepe and water erosion on the Sphinx.)
• The destruction of Puma Punku looks like some kind of explosion must have happened. Theories range from earthquakes to meteorites.
• Tiwanaku is another very mysterious location nearby. The locals tell myths of giants; stories similar to Genesis 6 in the Bible and also ancient Sumerian texts. The beautiful structures and cultural history of this neighboring site is equally as fascinating.
Puma Punku also called “Puma Pumku” or “Puma Puncu”, is part of a large temple complex or monument group that is part of the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, Bolivia. Tiwanaku is significant in Incan traditions because it is believed to be the site where the world was created. In Aymara, Puma Punku’s name means “The Door of the Puma”