I agree this could indeed be the site of a lost culture, especially if those concentric areas of the feature were above water forming circular
island's and the area was once at sea level and connected to the sea.
It remains' problematic however due to it's altitude.
But so that I am not typing it all over again I shall copy and paste what I typed last night on the Youtube comment's section of Bright insight's
to Quote myself -
Quite possible, there have even been claim's that Tiwanaku was atlantis which is far less likely than this.
During the last ice age there was an entire continent sized mass of ice on top of the continental mass of the northern hemisphere, this depressed
those continent's into the underlying softer material and deformed the surface of the earth there, even today we are still seeing glacial rebound that
is the crust still rising and pushing up the continental mass which is now far lighter since the ice is now gone.
Conversely the sea is now heavier since all of that water is now back were it belong's - in the sea and so this is actually also depressing the
crustal material of the ocean bottom.
Magmatic displacement caused massive upheaval's at the end of the last ice age.
As the continent's were lightened magma flowed back under them and the ocean crust (Atlantic) sagged as magma flowed back under the lighter
continent's and away from the ocean crust causing the ocean crust to then sink lower, this itself was enough to make entire island's vanish BUT it got
worse, far worse.
As the south american plate was riding over the pacific plate it was also meeting resistance as it rode over the remains' of a proto-continental mass
an area of thicker than normal ocean crust, the pacific plate crust is very much more ancient than the Atlantic crust so generally much thicker but in
some regions' it is much, much thicker since during the cycle of the earth's history many entire proto-continental mass have formed and then were
destroyed, the remain's of some of these are still present in the sub oceanic crust of the pacific so if we stand back and imagine what happened then
we can assume that when the overlying mass of the south american plate rode over the thick pacific plate - notably an unusually thick section of that
plate that not only did the Andes form from the crumple zone BUT the entire continent began to experience a mechanical uplift to it's western side -
precipitating a cataclysmic continental tilting.
At the end of the ice age reduction in sub crustal magma pressure and the increase in ocean weight on the east cost of the South American plate east
of Brazil in the western Atlantic meant that this was counterbalanced by a sagging of the eastern seaboard of the south american continent - perhaps
all of it or perhaps just a very sizable region - it probably happened in quite a cataclysmic event, ever wonder why the stone's of Puma Punku and
Tiwanaku are so thrown about like a child's play thing's and why the flora and fauna in lake titikaka on are so genetically close to there sea level
ocean cousin's - they had to adapt rapidly as the entire area formerly a sea level fjord with the great sea port of Puma Punku was thrust skyward in a
massive earth quake.
Meanwhile vast tract's of land, many island's and any people, city's, entire nation's and all of there culture, science and learning were dropped in
this continental tilting earth quake cataclysm to below sea level in the Atlantic, remember the city discovered off the north west coast of Cuba?, it
never took 50.000 years to sink to that depth - the sea would simply have eroded it away if it had so it had to have happened almost instantly.
This in turn caused two, not one but two global wide mile's high super tsunami to race across the Atlantic and the Pacific, erasing all civilization
and all the work's of man from the most populated regions of the old world setting the clock of human civilization back to zero so that only the
shepherds and illiterate peasant's in the highest mountain's survived for there descendant's to one day come back down to try to spark once again the
flame of human civilization.
This dipping of the continent of south America on it's eastern sea board would also have caused a magma displacement, though partially precipitated
by a mix of uplift on South America's western sea board and reduced (pre-tilt) sub crustal Magma pressure on it's eastern sea board the effect would
have been to then radically shift Magma pressure away from this region of collapse toward Africa and this could in turn have uplifted the region -
perhaps the entire western sea board of Africa so that after the devastating flood of the massive Tsunami (miles high rolling over the land for
hundreds of miles) the terrain was then actually higher than it had been before and as the magma (sub crustal semi liquid material) achieved
equalization following this series of cataclysmic upheaval's the area would have continued to slowly rise though the initial rise was probably
extremely pronounced land locking the former sea under both mud from the tsunami and also draining that mud back away so that it turned into the dust
we know of today.
Even if this is Atlantis and I feel you are correct and it is probably Atlantis, or one of the best theory's for it then it was not alone and was far
from the only victim of this global world changing catastrophe.
Ever wonder about the Dame Du Mali, many believe it is a statue of a woman carved into the side of a mountain long, long ago, if so it could be
another remnant or even the remnant of another - perhaps even more ancient civilization which once called that region home?.
Here are some pages showing that continental tilting - and of course underlying sub crustal material displacement are actually feasible.
End of self Quote.
The rivers system we now know of as the Amazon may once have flowed WEST instead of east, with the Amazon basin once perhaps having been at a higher
altitude? and the Andes with there fjord's such as Titicaka once perhaps having been at sea level and opening to the Pacific coastal sea making Puma
Punku - despite claim's of an unfeasably young age by some wood head's on this site actually a sea port from a lost civilization - did you know that
in the 1950's the ruin's of Tiwanaku were REBUILT at least partially by so called archaeologists so the site was extensively tampered with?.
Vast areas of Former land on the south american continent are not far beneath the waves, these too could have had city's and entire cultures calling
these vast tracts of lost territory there home in the not too distant past?.
Were the ice of the ice age once formed a second continent made up of frozen water on top of the continental mass of the northern hemisphere with the
accompanying sub crustal displacement of material to the equatorial and ocean crustal region's causing them to be at that time be uplifted preventing
such a cataclysmic continental upheaval of the south american plate, today these formerly depressed northern continent's are still undergoing post
glacial rebound and are rising upward.
Sometime's earthquakes happen and the uplift is quite severe but usually it is at a rather sedate pace.
BUT if the south american plate did tilt rapidly - continued below.