The Magnetic Anomalies At Puma Punku—An Archaeological Mystery

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High up the Bolivian altiplano,’ south of Lake Titicaca and the ancient complex of Tiahuanaco, we find the ancient ruins of Puma Punku.

Believed to have been erected by the ancient Tiwanaku culture in the bronze age, between 1,000 and 2,000 years ago, the ancient site is home to some of the most fascinating ancient stone structures on the surface of the planet.

One of the H Blocks at Puma Punku.One of the H Blocks at Puma Punku.

Shrouded in mystery, the archaeological site of Puma Punku is one of the biggest headaches for mainstream archaeologists who are unable to explain how ancient cultures cut and shaped granite stone to an incredible precision, transported blocks of stones that weigh more than 50 tons, and placed them in position like a puzzle, so that not a single sheet of paper can fit between them. But if that wasn’t enough of a mystery, there’s that LITTLE magnetic anomaly present at Puma Punku.

The stones at Puma Punku were believed to have been quarried by the Tiwanaku culture at Cerro Khapia, located some 70 kilometers away.

The question that arises here is… how on Earth did the ancients transport these massive blocks of stone, tens of tons in weight across 70 kilometers from their quarry to Puma Punku?

The Magnetic Anomaly

This mysterious feature which makes Puma Punku even stranger was spotted by researcher and author Brien Foerster.

In a video uploaded onto his YouTube account, Brien Foerster takes us on a trip to the Bolivian Altiplano where he tours through Puma Punku and shows us how certain rocks at the site–Puma Punku’s Grey Stones–display magnetic anomalies.

These curious features have been completely ignored and left unattended by scholars who have studied Puma Punku in the past.

Here is another video where we can see the curious magnetic anomaly present on the grey stones of Puma Punku.

And another video by Brien Foerster.

Still think Puma Punku is just another ordinary ancient site? Think again.

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