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Pre-Inca ruins beneath Lake Titicaca

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posted on May, 2 2003 @ 12:06 AM
LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvian divers have found pre-Inca stairways, ramps and walls beneath the waters of Lake Titicaca, but experts say the discoveries are not the remains of a legendary lost city. As well as the algae-covered pre-Inca ruins, the divers also found a stone platform on which fragments of ceramics and bits of llama bones were recovered. "Everything suggests it was a place where offerings were made, a sacred site," Villavicencio said.

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posted on May, 2 2003 @ 12:07 AM
cool find deepwaters

edit: migrane sorry deepwaters :p

[Edited on 2-5-2003 by Lysergic]

posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 07:12 AM
is there any news on this? ...

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edit on 27-4-2015 by anti72 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 07:45 AM
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A terrace for crops, a long road and an 800-metre (2,600 feet) long wall was also found under the waters of the lake, sited in the Andes mountains between Bolivia and Peru. Dating back 1,000 to 1,500 years ago, the ruins are pre-Incan.

Lake Titicaca was once larger and stretched much further south than is presently seen. It would appear that is has changed shape exposing certain areas which were built upon then submerged.


The Lake Titicaca drilling project recovered a 136-m-long drill core of sediments from the bottom of Lake Titicaca at a depth of 235 m and at a location just east of Isla del Sol. This core contains a continuous record of lake sedimentation and paleoenvironmental conditions for Lake Titicaca back to about 370,000 BP. For this period of time, Lake Titicaca was typically fresher and had higher lake levels during periods of expanded regional glaciation that corresponded to global glacial periods. During periods of reduced regional glaciation that corresponded to global interglacial periods, Lake Titicaca had typically low lake levels

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