The City of Tiahuanaco is regarded as the oldest of the Ancient Cities of South America.

According to mainstream Archaeology, the site is dated to about 600 AD.

However, for different reasons both Sitchin and Hancock contend that Tiahuanaco is much older, dating back almost 15 000 years with the possibility that the Site’s original architects may be an unknown Lost Civilization or the Anunnaki Ancient Aliens as suggested in Sitchin’s Lost Realms.

The Tiahuanaco Complex

The Tiahuanaco ruins are made up of a number of structures and artifacts.

The main structures at Tiahaunaco are the following:

i) The Akapana stepped Pyramid;

ii) The Kalasaya enclosure built with rectangular stone blocks and tall columns, and is the location of the Gateway of the Sun, one of Tiahuanaco’s outstanding structures with mysterious decorations of winged figures;

iii) A variety of tall standalone stone figures. 

Interpretations Of The Tiahuanaco Site

Both Sitchin and Hancock point to the Astronomical alignment of the Kalasasaya Complex at Tiahuanaco as a clue to its real age.

The Sun Gate’s alignment is such that Tiahuanaco was aligned in accordance with the precise position of the Spring Equinox, marking the first day of the Solar Year.

In addition, the iconography and symbolism used to depict the founding God of Teotihuacan, Viracocha, is strikingly similar to the depictions used in Babylonian and Sumerian Architecture.

The agreed reason for the establishment of Tiahuanaco on the shores of Lake Titicaca is the large amount of Tin Ore deposits found in the area which would be extensively used in the manufacture of Bronze in Mesopotamia.

If we end the enquiry here, the establishment of Tiahuanaco appears to have been driven by a need to secure Tin deposits.

Nevertheless, we are still left with the mystery of the identity of the founding God Viracocha and the purpose of the astronomically aligned Kalasasaya Citadel.

The Anunnaki Ancient Alien Identity Of Viracocha and the Architects Of Tiahuanaco

Viracocha is described as a fair Skinned Giant Man who brought Civilization to the people on the shores of Lake Titicaca according to Ancient Meso-American Codex.

He brought with him the knowledge of Astronomy, and the establishment of a 365 day 12 month Solar Calendar reflected in the Kalasasaya Citadel alignment. This calendar mirrored the Sumerian Calendar at Nippur which we still use today.

Sitchin ventures further to suggest that based on these apparent coincidences, the Sumerian record can assist in identifying Viracocha and the builders of Tiahuanaco.

He suggests that the establishment of Tiahuanaco can be understood against the background of Anunnaki activity in Sumer.

Lost Cities Of South America: Tiuhanaco

In particular, the need to replace dwindling Tin supplies, and the extension of Anunnaki Territory by Enlil after the first division of Earth’s realms between Enki and Enlil following the initial operations that had begun at Eridu in the wake of the Anunnaki’s immediate arrival on Earth.

Since the division of the Earth between Enki and Enlil by the Anunnaki Council after the initial settlement at Eridu was established, Anunnaki activities had gone ahead in earnest with mining activities in Africa resulting in the Igigi Rebellion and the creation of the Primitive Worker by Enki to ease the burden of the Gods.

From his base in the Mesopotamian City of Nippur, Enlil in his role as Lord Of The Command had overseen the entire project.

Sitchin argues that after the Tin needed in Mesopotamia was discovered on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the Anunnaki resolved to further develop the surrounding area and built Tiahuanaco as a new City State.

At Tiahuanaco Viracocha was portrayed as a Storm God which was consistent with Enlil’s characterization in the Sumerian Pantheon.

As such, its possible that the Viracocha of Ancient Meso-American Codex and memory is in-fact the Sumerian God Enlil, and also that Tiahuanaco was built as an extension of the leading Enlilite Sumerian City State of Nippur as part of the ongoing Earth Colonization project.


The reasons for Tiahuanaco’s decline are not excatly known, but at its peak, the Tiahuanaco Civilization influenced and controlled what is now eastern and southern Bolivia, parts of Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

If the alternative Historical explanation for Tiahuanaco is to be considered, then the Timelines would suggest that it was destroyed in the Great Deluge

If you would like to explore and discuss more interesting Alternative History on the Anunnaki, you can check out our Article Archive and Join the Ancient Aliens Worldwide Facebook Group on The links below:

Ancient Aliens Facebook Group

Complete Alternate History Archive

The Lost Realms Of The Anunnaki

Civilization Before The Great Flood

Civilization After The Great Flood

The Anunnaki In The Bible

Sumerian Society, Mythology & Culture under the Anunnaki

Unexplained Structures and Out Of Place Artifacts with links to the Anunnaki

Anunnaki Wars & Rivalries