Here is the original photo of the "underworld" temple with steps leading up to the gateway through what is the statue of Viracocha which means "The Sun God from Above."
The 10 ton single black of andesite (granite) stone with 100 "birdman" carvings and Viracocha in the middle. Dated at 14,000 B.C. This was the gateway to the Puma Punku temple with the insised "H" blocks current research indicates the calendar on the front goes back 27,000 years.
View of the Complex
View from the top of the Akapana pyramid of the complex. Lake Titicaca was at one time next to this. Now it is on the other side of the hills in the background.
View of the "faces." Every race of people on earth and large creatures that went extinct at the end of the last ice age (8,000-10,000 B.C.) are represented in the wall. Also one of the "Faces" is of what we call the "Grey" aliens… how is this possible if the site is only 2,000 years old as mainstream thinking states.
Close up of one of the walls.
Another view of wall. No mortar. Fitted stones.
Close up of "Underworld"
Sailing on Lake Titicaca. Everywhere are these terraces for agriculture. At one time it supported an enormous population.
Boats of Lake Titicaca
The Bolivian "Navy"-- that's just about it folks.
There are thousands if not millions of them along the hill and mountain sides.
Up to the Burial Towers
Del on the Path
Yep! That's the art coach.
Closer to the Burial Towers
Going up, going down, going up, again and again.
Close Up of a Burial Tower
Fitted stone, cut with hard rocks? Not!
Another View of the Towers
The Views were Surreal
Reed Boat at the Uros Islands
Seen this type of boat before? The same idea across the world: Egypt and Polynesia
Uros Islands are houses built on reeds that float on Lake Titicaca, Peru. The people on the Uros Islands "escaped" the tribal warfare centuries ago by piling up reeds, which is much like papyrus, until they rose out of the water. From time to time they put down more reeds. The "ground" moves as you walk on it; there are no bridges.
The capital of the Inca Empire that stretched from current day Panama to Chile all connected by the foot or llama roads.
Much of Cuzco was built on top of the Inca's original structures by the Spanish--this image is a good example. Earthquakes cause havoc to the Spanish & modern structures but the Inca parts remain in place!
Temple Structure Above Cuzco
Above Cuzco is the enormous temple structure of Sacsahuaman in shape of a Puma with Jaws open and legs extending North, South, East, & West to the end of the empire.
Del & Barbara
That's 110 tons of cut stone (one piece) hauled over mountains and through valleys from 30-40 miles away. No mortar. Can't even fit a piece of paper between them.
Nothing but Gravity
Close up of the stonework. Remember: no mortar.
The Jaws of the Puma
Doorway at Sacsahuaman
Wall of Ollantayatambo
On the Inca trail up the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu is the outpost/fortifications of Ollantayatambo. Here is the large, almost 10 ton each, pink granite "wall" at the top.
Close-up of the the stonework at Ollantayatambo
These "niches" once contained the mummified bodies of past rulers and or royals.
The Outpost of Machu Picchu
The site was never finished due to the Spanish conquest. The "bumps" on the stones were used in their transport then cut off.
The Inca Trail
The Inca Trail follows the Urobamba River except thousands of feet higher leading to Machu Picchu.
On the Train
The narrow gauge railroad on which Del and Barbara rode to access the site. The train was so narrow that you could almost touch both walls at the same time. Extra material was just layed down next to the track.
The Train Depot
The Bus Ride to the Top
The sun made the site glow.
Machu Picchu was revealed as the sun burned off the clouds.
The Official Greeter
steps, steps, and more steps
Hitching Post of the Sun
There in the distance is the object the entire site is built around. It is called "The Hitching Post of the Sun," a carved, faceted pillar aligned in the solstices, equinoxes, and possibly the transit of Venus. The Inca thought the sun was "tied" or "hitched" to it.
Del at the Top
Del in deep meditation about the cosmos
Del's Mummy Pose
Home and the Hand in 1995
Del trying to fit in
"Viracocha" close up
Machu Picchu and Haynu Picchu
This is with the Haynu Picchu in the background. Machu Picchu means "old peak," and Haynu Piccho means "young peak."
View looking down from Haynu Piccho
The Tiwanaku/Puma Punku are located a short distance from La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. At 13,500 feet above sea level.
Downtown La Paz
More views of the site—lots of steps!
Church in La Paz
That's gold. The Spanish melted down everything they could find and some ended up in their churches.
Woman of La Paz
Guess what's in the bundle? It's coca leaf, which is sold in the town center for the people to chew as they have for 6,000 years or more.
The dirt for the garden terraces was brought up from the river bed below, one basket at a time.