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On the altiplano of Peru, at 13,000 feet above sea level near Lake Titicaca there are large stone towers which most archaeologists believe were used by the Inca and Huari people to bury their dead. However, were the towers made for funerary purposes? Or used long AFTER they were first constructed for that? This is what this video explores...
The ancient megalithic site of Sillustani, just northwest of Lake Titicaca in Peru has large stone towers called Chullpa which most academics believe were funeral structures. However, what if some of them are thousands of years older than any known culture, and were originally made for energetic reasons, and later used to bury the dead?
The Chullpa towers at Sillustani near Lake Titicaca are thought by most academics to be burial places of the Inca and others. However, engineers I have taken there are of the opinion that the finest ones are far older than the Inca, and were of some energetic purpose.
The question remains, whether one believes an academician narrative or the 'Older more advanced lost Civ' scenario. What were their original purpose?
originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: Hanslune
Yes, he mentioned that some were used as exactly that.
The questions asked were they re-purposed for tombs by later people? Were being tombs their original purpose?
He agrees the lower quality ones were used for tombs at a more recent period.
Sillustad, therefore, presents the characteristics not of some ruin of very ancient date but of a cluster of buildings reared by and for the Inca of Cuzco for storage, and not earlier than the latter part of the sixteenth century. Few of the better constructed edifices are finished. The general condition, the evidences of mechanical con- trivances for hoisting, the building stones abandoned by the road- side while under transportation, all prove that the work suddenly ceased for some cause unknown, but which was not necessarily the appearance of the Spaniards. Sillustani is perhaps one of the most instructive sites at which can be studied the strides made by the Inca in the art of building.
originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: howmuch4another
There are quite a few location involving the Incas that appear to blown apart or being damaged by what appears to be the result of some sort of explosion or massive upheaval.
The belief that valuable objects of metal are therein concealed is deeply rooted in the minds of the people, although there is no authentic recollection of the finding of any ‘‘ treasure ” at Sillustani. Many of the towers were partly tom down and searched long ago, but no tradition in regard to what was found in them was obtainable by us. The universal opinion, published and unpublished, is that the towers of Sillustani were designed as sepulchers, burial towers, or funeral monuments, and we held the same opinion ourselves.
Although we search in vain for data in regard to Sillustani, we meet with positive information concerning a site called Hatan-Cola. This place (or rather Kolla) lay close to Umayo, and while there exist some ruins there which Squier has described,' nowhere in the vicinity are there any of the type and importance of those at Sillustani. Cieza de Lebn, who visited Hatun-Kolla in I 540, speaks of it as follows : '' From Pucara to Hatuncolla there are something like fifteen leagues ; in their neighborhood are some villages, is Nicasio, Xullaca and others. Hatuncolla, in, times past, was the chief thing of the Collas . . . and afterwards the Incas embellished the village with an increased number of edifices and a great number of depositories, where, by their command, was put the tribute that was brought from the country around." . . .
originally posted by: RedCairo
To hear 'experts' tell it, half the best stuff the living built, was for the dead.
Or, they did so to overwhelm people with the awesomeness of God, and keep them in fear of it. Thereby insuring the power and wealth of the Church because if you don't do (and pay) the Church what it says...well, just look what happens.
They did so, so people who died could have help going to heaven, and to glorified a resurrected god.
originally posted by: Phage
I was in France for the first time a couple of months ago. Chartres is awesome (literally) and impressive...and scary.