The enigmatic Gate of the Sun: a 10-ton, ancient structure that challenges MODERN history

This ancient ‘portal’ was created out of a single Andesite block weighing approximately 10 tons and is around 9.8 ft. (3.0 m) tall and 13 ft. (4.0 m) wide. Some authors argue that it dates back to around 15,000 BC. Located in the vicinity of one of the most marvelous lakes on Earth—Lake Titicaca—The gate of the sun was constructed thousands of years ago by an ancient culture inhabiting modern-day Bolivia, at the archaeological site of Tiahuanaco. Ever since European explorers stumbled across the enigmatic strcuture—archaeologists, historians, and tourists have been left puzzled by the Gate of the Sun. Among experts, it is known as one of the best examples of the degree of perfection that its building culture reached, both for the art and for the symbolism that treasures its reliefs. Most experts agree that this ‘portal’ was created out of a single Andesite block weighing approximately 10 tons, and is approximately 9.8 ft. […] Read More

Unravelling the Mystery of The Marcahuasi Ruins and Their Connection with Egypt

The Marcahuasi Ruins are a group of rocks located on a plateau in the Andes Mountains of Peru. These rocks are notable for their curious shapes, and various hypotheses have been put forward to explain their formation. For some, these ruins were carved by human beings, whilst others argue that they had been formed by the forces of nature. There are those who claim that the Marcahuasi Ruins contain some sort of healing powers. Ruin Discovery The Marcahuasi Ruins are situated near the village of San Pedro de Casta, on a plateau in the Andes Mountains in Huarochirí Province, to the east of Lima, the capital of Peru. This plateau was formed from a volcanic reaction, and consists of granite. Located 4000 m above sea level, the plateau is about 4 km (2.4 miles) square in area. The high lands and the road to the plateau (CC BY 3.0) […] Read More

Sechin Bajo, Peru: The Location of the Oldest Man-Made Structure of the New World?

Sechin Bajo is an archaeological site in Peru. This site is situated in the Casma Valley of Ancash, a region on the northwestern coast of that South American country. This site is believed to have served as the capital of a pre-Incan culture, and was occupied roughly between 1800 and 1900 BC. More recently, archaeological excavations at the site have unearthed a circular stone plaza amidst its ruins. This has been regarded as a major discovery, since, based on initial analysis, the structure was dated to around 3500 BC. If this is true, this would indeed be a significant find, as it means that the plaza is the oldest man-made structure in the New World. The Sechin Complex Sechin Bajo is part of a larger archaeological area known as the Sechin Complex. The complex has been described as a “vast proto-urban settlement several miles in diameter”. The complex is […] Read More

300 ft Wall in Bolivia has over 10,000 Dinosaur Footprints

Image source  There is a300 ft Wall in Bolivia which according to researchers has over 10,000 Dinosaur Footprints from approximately 10 Dinosaur species that inhabited our planet some 68 million years ago. by Ancient Code There is an imposing limestone slab of 1.5 kilometers in length located just five kilometers from downtown Sucre in Bolivia. There with over 100 meters in height, visitors can nearly go back in time to an era when dinosaurs roamed our planet, some 68 million years ago. There, at Cal Orko, visitors can find hundreds of different dinosaur tracks from what are believed to have been from over  eight different species, totaling over 10,000 individual dinosaur footprints. Swiss paleontologist Christian Meyer, who arrived in Sucre, says that in 1998, when the first traces were discovered, the were around 3,000 dinosaur tracks, in 2007, the number rose to 5,000 prints and recent survey have discovered […] Read More

Archaeologists uncover an imaginary creature among the Nazca lines of Peru

Experts have discovered a new geoglyph 30 meters (100 feet) long among the Nazca lines on an arid plateau in Peru that experts say depicts an imaginary animal with a long tongue. Archaeologists say the rock carving may date back 2,000 years. The ancient people created the image by removing stones and piling them up, according to Andina.com. This technique dates back 2,000 to 2,500 years, said Masato Sakai of Japan’s Yamagata University. Dr. Sakai is leading the study of the Nazca lines with a Peruvian archaeologist, Jorge Alano. The figure’s left side shows possibly a head with the long tongue. On the right side is what the archaeologists are interpreting as a body with legs. Dr. Sakai told National Geographic magazine he thinks the design is of an imaginary creature rather than one from nature. Dr. Sakai said two other geoglyphs from the same area found in 2011 […] Read More

Father Crespi Mystery Deepens: Ancient Origins Blocked from Further Investigations

Earlier this month we reported on an investigation into the story of Father Crespi and his missing artifacts. The story of Father Crespi is a mysterious and controversial account of a priest in Ecuador involving claims of unknown civilizations, strange golden artifacts, a subterranean cave system containing a metallic library, depictions of figures connecting America to Sumeria, symbols depicting an unknown language, and a Vatican conspiracy involving thousands of missing artifacts. Ancient Origins undertook an investigation to find out how much of the story is true. While our initial enquiries produced valuable information, our latest explorations resulted in threats and a warning to stop pursuing further investigations into the missing artifacts. If you have not yet read the first article, please read it here before proceeding with this update. To summarize the results of our findings, our investigations determined that: Father Crespi’s collection is not missing but was purchased […] Read More

The Palpa Lines: Created 1000 Years Prior to the Nazca Lines

The mysterious Palpa Lines are believed to have been created 1000 years prior to the more famous Nazca Lines. by ancient-code Researchers have been able to identify so far,  more than 1600 Palpa Lines and Geoglyphs. These enigmatic figures are a profound mystery and were created by the Paracas people, well-known for their elongated skulls. While most of us are more familiar with the Nazca lines, the Palpa lines are another set of intriguing and extraordinary collection of geoglyphs located near the more famous Nazca lines. While the Palpa lines resemble their more famous counterparts at Nazca, the enigmatic drawings are somewhat different, even though both sites have been the center of debate ever since their discoveries, these two ancient sites have triggered mythological and paranormal stories for years. While archeologists are still unsure as to what the true purpose of the Palpa lines was, recent archeological studies have […] Read More

Enduring Mystery Surrounds the Ancient Site of Puma Punku

Puma Punku in Bolivia is one of the world’s most mysterious ancient sites. This remains true for both academic archaeologists and historians as well as rogue historians who investigate the hypothesis of advanced prehistoric civilizations or ancient assistance from extraterrestrials.  Puma Punku covers a large part of the massive ancient city of Tiwanaku and it is located just southeast of Lake Titicaca in the Andes. The city predates Inca presence in that part of South America.  Lake Titicaca, Bolivia ( public domain ) The mystery lies in the precision and complexity of the structures that pervade the ruin. The finely cut doorways and remaining stone blocks bear no chisel marks and many interlock with very fine precision.  According to Jason Yaeger, professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, the city was already abandoned when the Incas conquered the area in 1470. The Incas spared no expense, however, incorporating […] Read More

2000-year-old Canals Give Life to Lima as Ancient Structures Utilized to Solve Water Crisis

Peru has been facing a severe water crisis as chronic problems such as polluted water supplies and environmental change combine to undermine the water security of the entire country. However, the city of Lima is now using a series of ancient canals and irrigation channels built by pre-hispanic cultures around 2,000 years ago, and extended by the Wari and the Inca, in order to supply the inhabitants with clean, unpolluted water, and to maintain parks and other public green areas. In April, 2015, a new plan was put forward by Lima’s water utility company, Sedapal, to revive an ancient network of stone canals that were built by the Wari culture. EFE reports that pre-hispanic canals are now being utilized to serve the water needs of Lima. Peru’s highly populated arid Pacific coast depends on water from glacial melt to compensate for the region’s lack of rainfall, but Peru’s glaciers […] Read More

Evidence of Advanced Ancient Technology: Ollantaytambo

Located in southern Peru around 60 kilometers northwest of modern-day Cuzco, at an altitude of 9.160 feet is the archaeological megalithic site of Ollantaytambo, in a region labeled by the Inca as the Sacred Valley. by Ancient Code In the distant past, this marvel of ancient engineering served both as both a temple and a fortress, mainstream historians claim Ollantaytambo was built around 1440 AD by the Inca Emperor Pachacuti. Archaeologists today believe, Ollantaytambo was built upon the ruins of a far older city. This majestic ancient complex can be compared in greatness to the Pyramids located at the Giza plateau, Puma Punku, Machu Picchu, Teotihuacan and Sacsayhuaman. All of these ancient sites have a few similarities that no one seems to be able to explain. How did ancient many quarry, cut, transport and place into position blocks of stone that weigh over 50 tons? Where did ancient man […] Read More

Ten Creepy Images of the Shrunken Heads of Ecuador

Headhunting is a practice that has been carried out by numerous cultures throughout the world. For instance, during the Qin dynasty in ancient China, it is claimed that soldiers collected the heads of their dead enemies, and tied them around their waists. This was intended to terrorise and demoralise their enemies. Despite the fact that headhunting was not too uncommon a practice, the shrinking of human heads is one that was unique to the Jivaro natives of Ecuador and Peru. The process of making a shrunken head began by obtaining a human head in battle. A head was removed from the body by cutting the skin at the extreme base of the neck. An incision was made up the back of the neck in order to peel the flesh away from the skull. The entire skull was then removed and thrown away. The eyes were sewn shut, and the […] Read More

Evidence of Advanced Ancient Technology: Puma Punku

Pumas Punku is perhaps one of the most incredible ancient sites on planet Earth that displays the incredible stone masonry skills of its mysterious builders. Puma Punku means the door of the puma in the native Aymara language. The precision stone masonry found at Puma Punku is both incredibly mysterious and beautiful, but most interestingly, this ancient archaeological site has features that engineers and architects would have a hard time replicating today. One of the most interesting things about Puma Punku in my opinion is the fact that it is located in the vicinity of Lake Titicaca which is found at an altitude of 3.812 meters above sea-level; by volume of water, it is the largest lake in South America and it is the highest navigable lake on our planet. The origin of the name of the lake “Titicaca” is unknown, according to legends, Titicaca is translated to “Rock […] Read More

Teotihuacan Structures

At its peak around 500-600 A.D., Teotihuacan contained perhaps 200,000 people. It was a well planned city covering nearly eight square miles and larger and more advanced than any European city of the time. Its civilization was contemporary with that of ancient Rome, and lasted longer – more than 500 years. Though archaeologists have long been fascinated with the site, Teotihuacan’s culture and history are still largely mysterious. The civilization left massive ruins, but no trace has yet been found of a writing system and very little is known for sure about its inhabitants, who were succeeded first by the Toltecs and then by the Aztecs. The Aztecs did not live in the city, but gave the place and its major structures their current names. They considered it the “Place of the Gods” – a place where, they believed, the current world was created. This sacred, truncated edifice stood […] Read More