Is there any chance that there could have been a relationship between Zecharia Sitchin’s Anunnaki and the inhabitants of the peruvian culture of Tiahuanaco?
In the history of Peru there are strange myths and mysterious archaeological sites which have no coherent explanation if we see them from the point of view of the conventional history of peruvian civilization. Perhaps, the Nazca lines are the best example. But, there are other lesser known and more surprising cases, as the enigmatic archaeological site of Tiahuanako. According to traditional history, the Tiahuanako culture developed in the high lands surrounding one of the sides of Lake Titicaca, at 1500 BC, near the place where is now located the bolivian city of La Paz. This culture expanded to southern Peru and northern Chile and its development peak occurred between the fourth century and tenth century AD.
Tiahuanaco lasted, from its dawn, just over 2,500 years. And it was extinguished, mysteriously, around the twelfth century.
We know very little about their history, their customs and religious beliefs. Some archaeological remains that have survived time tell us of a remarkable civilization with amazing architectural techniques and highly advanced knowledge in astronomy and hydraulics. The traditional history still fails to explain how they were able to cut the stone blocks of Puma Punku (which have geometric designs never before seen in the region) so perfectly. Furthermore, we do not know exactly the original location of the strange statues that, today, archaeologists and amateurs have distributed, without major criteria, around the archaeological complex. Nor do we know, for sure, the age and the meaning of the “Puerta del Sol”(Sun Gate) . Lastly, we continue asking ourselves what was the real function of the Kalasasaya huge architectural complex.
The enigma becomes more important if we consider that, according to peruvian history, the inhabitants of Tiahuanaco were the one who originated the Inca culture, which would become the greatest empire known in the southern hemisphere.
Spanish Father Cristobal de Molina, one of the chroniclers that arrived with the spanish conquerors to the new continent, tells us in his chronicle:
“They say that the Creator was at Tiahuanaco and that there was his chief abode. Hence the superb edifices, worthy of admiration, in that place.”
The austrian archaeologist Arthur Posnansky (1873-1946) investigated Tiahuanaco for almost 30 years and made surprising discoveries. In many polished stone blocks, he found rows of small round holes that might have served to hold something. In 1943, during a conference, Posnansky presented a Tiahuanaco stone block with five gold nails embedded in it. His research concluded that the walls, cornices and gates of Tiahuanaco, including the Puerta del Sol (Sun Gate), were originally covered with gold. These details are relevant because they describe the appearance of the place and could give us some ideas about the purpose of its construction and function
The Ancient Astronaut theory that proposes that aliens visited planet Earth in the past advances interesting answers to these questions.
Zecharia Sitchin, the main defender of the theory of the sumerian Anunnaki alien gods, proposes a bold alternative storyline that, suspiciously, makes all the pieces of this puzzle fit together. According to his research, the ancient Tiahuanaco city would have been erected in resemblance to the Sumerian city of Uruk, which had many of its buildings covered in gold. According to Sitchin, these two cities are the work of the Anunnaki sumerian gods who would have come to Earth thousands of years ago in search of the gold necessary to save the dying atmosphere of their planet Nibiru.
According to Sitchin, around 6,000 BC, a group of the Anunnaki settled on the shores of Lake Titicaca to exploit the gold of the region. There, the Anunnaki would have developed an incredible civilization based on the extraction and processing of not only gold but also other metals.
Sitchin claims that the gold ornaments that covered Tiahuanaco answered to a very simple need: decorate the place for the visit of Anu, the great chief Anunnaki. Anu came regularly to inspect the places where the gold was mined. Moreover, Kalasasaya would have served, among other things, as an observatory to determine the return of the Anunnaki leader to planet Earth.
“Only such a state visit, we suggest, can explain the elaborate architecture of Puma-Punku. its royallike piers, and, yes, its gold-plated enclosure. For that is precisely what archaeologists had found at Puma-Punku: incontrovertible evidence that gold plates covered not only portions of gates (as were the back panels of the Gate of the Sun at Tiahuanacu), but that whole walls, entrances and cornices were plated with gold.”
If the Anunnaki really established themselves for centuries or hundreds of years on the plateau of Tiahuanaco, they should have left some footprints, not only in the high lands of Bolivia and Peru but in other surrounding areas, that could allows us to concede the benefit of doubt to the theories of Zecharia Sitchin.
In the following posts of this series of articles about the connection between the Anunnaki and the ancient cultures of Peru, we will review, from an alien perspective, the creation myth of the Inca culture, the strange relationship between the Aymara language and the Sumerian language, and an object that could confirm many of these theories, the “Fuente Magna”.
– Book IV of The Earth Chronicles: The Lost Realms. Zecharia Sitchin. 2007.
– Tiahuancu, The Cradle of the American Man. Arthur Posnansky. 1945.