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INKATACA - The Bolivian Machu Picchu

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posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 08:45 AM
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The Sacred Valley of Inkataca is located in the high mountains close to La Paz - Bolivia, by the Illimani river.



The complex includes about 100 structures, between houses, temples and other structures. Seems It was a important cultural and social place.

It certainly has a lot less time been discovered and the restoration process just started.


The researcher at the University of Bologna, Patrizia di Cosimo, was the person who devoted 11 years of his life to investigating this whole area, and it is she who now heads the actions and work to be performed on this heritage.

While this is not exactly a discovery, since the locals were aware of its existence, there is no doubt that this is one of the most extraordinary adventures can live an archaeologist.

"I came to Bolivia to conduct an investigation into the Takesi (one of the ways of the Inca) and wanted to extend the work to other Inca routes Yungas and without thinking, I found the pre-Columbian Inkataca citadel, whose origin is still research, "said Patrizia di Cosimo.

For this research it is important to expose an apparently unknown civilization, which has a unique architecture in the area, with outstanding high terraced walls and the use of stone slabs to split environments, reflecting an elaborate refinement in their social organization and economic, as well as opening new edges in American history.

This event represents a great opportunity for tourism development and research in the country and requires immediate action to protect them.

The lost city of the Yungas

The structures form a snake lying in almost two acres of a hill in a place that studies of the Italian pre-identified as "Alley Hill" overlooking the junction of the rivers and Choqueyapu Chungamayu

According to researcher position at the junction of two rivers is the encounter of different and complementary forces that made this place as the center of the world. Idea is reinforced by the discovery of graves, and perhaps even isolated and impregnable abode was a special elite of pre-Columbian Inca administrators as fertile land and Choqueyapu Chungamayu of La Paz and even believed that the place

was a refuge for political and religious leaders because there is still magically erect buildings, besides temples, large rectangular enclosures, bearing a specific architecture of false bow doors and frames, in addition to the platforms and stairways.

Interesting similarity

The researcher believes that this place has "amazing" similarities to Machu Picchu in Peru, as it is on the crest of a hill, as if it had been built to shelter-and pass the rivers below, which gives difficult to access. "The visual impact it produces can remember the famous Inca city of Cusco," he says.

The location determined by the ratio magical allegorical Inkataca with nearby Andean peaks Illimani and Mururata, and the protection provided by Chunga Mayu rivers and Choqueyapu, surrounding the mountain.

View from the top, streets and buildings seem to hold a miracle in a fragile balance on the precipice. However, the buildings have been challenged over the centuries and nature.

"In this region there are hundreds of structures, and a management center of all fertile land is in the region, there are large agricultural terraces that are taken for the water crossing," said Patrizia Cosimo.

Although the researcher says that high walls in a staggered manner, false doors arc characteristics other than trapezoidal-Andean architecture, and buildings with stone slate arranged vertically are some of the features highlighted Cosimo as "unique of its kind ", though no accurate information about the culture that developed on the site, the Italian believes that it was an intermediate between Tiwanaku civilization and Inca empire, and therefore the culture Chunga Mayu decided to call for the homonymous river passing nearby.

BASED ON

According to Di Cosimo could be three hypotheses regarding the origin of these archaeological remains. The first is that there is a possibility that this structure was built by a culture without identifying which specialist called "Chunga Mayu" which could have flourished between the ninth and twelfth centuries AD

The second scenario assumes the occupation of the Tiwanaku culture in its later phase, which was found ceramic ritual and service buildings around the square and circular underground burials in baskets, all traces of that civilization.

0Por Finally, there are traces that show evidence of Inca sites, which is consistent with the size of about two acres of city and also the discovery of Inca pottery, from some burials.

Further research will clarify whether these hypotheses are excluded or if they can take as reality. "In any case was an exceptional site, impregnable place of settlement of an elite," he said Patrizia Cosimo.

LEGENDS of the locals

Patrizia Cosimo says that in some tales collected in the area, tell of a demonic presence of fear and charm, is the memory of a restricted area, where powers are concentrated and very strong political, spiritual and symbolic.

Perhaps because of this is that the citadel of Inkataca identified in stories and legends as the "place of snakes" where you hear sounds, voices and music of flutes and drums, without being able to see anyone. They warn the elderly who can not sleep alone in the place if you do not want to receive beatings and mistreatment. Some time ago people feared the place Taca because there lived large snakes. He even believes that same hill where the site is located, became the head of a snake, whose body the hill Taca and whose tail extends into the Illimani, as if it were a grand staircase that ascends from the underworld, Underground, the world above, the abode of the celestial spirits, and even say that at certain times this great body moves.

A PLACE FOR CARING

Patrizia Di Cosimo claims he worked in this area with the support of

Italian cooperation and community. This situation led to evaluate the archaeological remains located in communal areas and therefore Irupana is presenting a project called "Route de Illimani," the Interior Department of La Paz.

According to the researcher this phase will take five years, which will develop research and diagnosis of the ruins and improving basic services in the community.

Clemente Mamani, Irupana Mayor said that although the project currently has minimal funding, the municipality is committed to manage more resources for development.

"Not know the extent of the ruins, but thanks to the research we hope to achieve the restoration and assemble a tourist circuit for the benefit of nearly five thousand people living in the area," said Mayor Irupana.

According to research the complex is "fairly well preserved" but now we have to manage policies for preserving "the greatest damage was the looting of the ruins," he said.


From a second source :

Lack of funding and promotion begins to threaten the restoration of a pre-Hispanic fortress built between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries in the form of a serpent, which is considered "sacred" and sits on top of a mountain in the department of La Paz, in Bolivia.


www.opinion.com.bo...
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noticias.terra.com.br...
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Ah another interesting real site but sadly no aliens, giants, Atlanteans, UFOs, Lemurians or pudding monsters, so of no great interest to the average ATS'er.

Thanks for the information



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by Hanslune
Ah another interesting real site but sadly no aliens, giants, Atlanteans, UFOs, Lemurians or pudding monsters, so of no great interest to the average ATS'er.

Thanks for the information


Exactly !!!....haha!

The problem with my threads is that I don't like sensationalist titles.
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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I do know how that goes......I've found that putting in the truth, in small bites, with lots of interesting pictures seems to draw in the smart ones....



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by Trueman
 


I do know how that goes......I've found that putting in the truth, in small bites, with lots of interesting pictures seems to draw in the smart ones....


Haha.....well, honestly I don't find to many sources in most of the cases, sometimes is hard to find pics too. Maybe because I try to present information not well known.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by Trueman

Originally posted by Hanslune
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I do know how that goes......I've found that putting in the truth, in small bites, with lots of interesting pictures seems to draw in the smart ones....


Haha.....well, honestly I don't find to many sources in most of the cases, sometimes is hard to find pics too. Maybe because I try to present information not well known.


Try using Google Scholar, that will take you into published papers which normally don't show up in regular google searches



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Originally posted by Hanslune

Originally posted by Trueman

Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by Trueman
 


I do know how that goes......I've found that putting in the truth, in small bites, with lots of interesting pictures seems to draw in the smart ones....


Haha.....well, honestly I don't find to many sources in most of the cases, sometimes is hard to find pics too. Maybe because I try to present information not well known.


Try using Google Scholar, that will take you into published papers which normally don't show up in regular google searches


Thanks brother, I never tried it, but will do for sure.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 04:29 PM
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no pudding monsters?

I see the pic in the op is proof of that


Since just "hey nice thread" posts are discouraged here at ATS, without controvercy there isn't much to post.

If there was a pudding monster ( or not) then that is something that posters could sink their teeth into and this thread could go for ever.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by Danbones
no pudding monsters?

I see the pic in the op is proof of that


Since just "hey nice thread" posts are discouraged here at ATS, without controvercy there isn't much to post.

If there was a pudding monster ( or not) then that is something that posters could sink their teeth into and this thread could go for ever.


Yes fiction always sells better than non-fiction

To sex up this thread.......Ya know that photo could be of a giant, three dimensional Acquire board




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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by Hanslune

Originally posted by Danbones
no pudding monsters?

I see the pic in the op is proof of that


Since just "hey nice thread" posts are discouraged here at ATS, without controvercy there isn't much to post.

If there was a pudding monster ( or not) then that is something that posters could sink their teeth into and this thread could go for ever.


Yes fiction always sells better than non-fiction

To sex up this thread.......Ya know that photo could be of a giant, three dimensional Acquire board




edit on 29/2/12 by Hanslune because: edited to add a image of the game and game board


Now this thread is getting kind of funny. Love that sense of humor


But besides the jokes, it's a great message for ATSers.
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 06:25 PM
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From the mention of snakes I wonder if there is any connection to these folks: the Hohokam
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(Northern Mexico and into the Southwestern states)
On of the Hohokams main symbol was the snake. ( the Hobokan had a"snake town" Vs "place of snakes" in the OP)
I was listening to Frank Joseph on the Erskine Overnight show last saturday ( Genesis broadcasting ) and he mentioned the Hohokam had many animal symbols in their art that were of Peruvian animals. Peru being right next to the la Paz area. So Frank Joseph (the editor-in-chief of Ancient American magazine) was saying that the Hohokam were immigrant from and trading with people from that area.

I know in local ( Great Lakes Algonquin ) myth there was a steady string of trading civilizations at one time that went from the great lakes right down into that area too.

looks like the Hohokam had a large ball court at Snaketown and existed in the same time frame as the OP as well

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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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I would love to be on that hillside when the snake moves. Sign me up for that tour.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by Trueman

Originally posted by Hanslune
Ah another interesting real site but sadly no aliens, giants, Atlanteans, UFOs, Lemurians or pudding monsters, so of no great interest to the average ATS'er.

Thanks for the information


Exactly !!!....haha!

The problem with my threads is that I don't like sensationalist titles.
edit on 27-2-2012 by Trueman because: (no reason given)


so true! ** MSM ANNOUNCES CHEMTRAILS!! OMG** lolol

really interesting thread. The earth is so vast and we know nothing. Sad that we will never know what the ancients were up to.






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