Tiahuanaco is regarded as the oldest of the Ancient Cities of South America, dating back to about to about 600 AD. However, for different reasons Ancient Astronaut Theorist Zechariah Sitchin and alternative researchers like Graham Hancock claim that Tiahuanaco is much older, dating back almost 15 000 years.
This means that Tiahuanaco was built by an unknown Lost Civilization or the Anunnaki Ancient Astronaut Alien Gods as claimed by Sitchin’s Ancient Astronaut Theory.
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.
Understanding The Tiahuanaco Ruins
Both the Ancient Astronaut Theory and Graham Hancock point to the Astronomical alignment of the Kalasasaya Complex at Tiahuanaco as a clue to Tiahuanaco’s 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.
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 Astronaut Alien Identity Of Viracocha and the Builders 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.
The Ancient Astronaut Theory claims that based on these apparent coincidences, the Sumerian record can assist in identifying Viracocha and the builders of Tiahuanaco.
In this way, the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis suggests that the establishment of Tiahuanaco can be understood against the background of Anunnaki Ancient Astronaut activity in Sumer.
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 Anunnaki operations that had begun at Eridu in the wake of the Anunnaki Ancient Astronauts’ immediate arrival on Earth.
Since the division of the Earth between Anunnaki Gods Enki and Enlil by the Anunnaki Council after the initial settlement at Eridu was established, Anunnaki Ancient Astrinaut activities had gone ahead in earnest with gold mining activities in Africa resulting in the Igigi Rebellion and the creation of the Primitive Worker by Enki to ease the burden of the Anunnaki Alien Gods.
The Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis claims 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, the God Viracocha was portrayed as a Storm God which was consistent with the Anunnaki Ancient Astronaut God 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 Anunnaki Ancient Astronaut Alien 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 Ancient Astronaut Earth Colonization project.
The reasons for Tiahuanaco’s decline are not exactly 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 Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis and Graham Hancock are correct about Tiahuanaco’s age, then the Timelines would suggest that it was destroyed in the Great Deluge.
In addition to the above, there is also the suggestion that an early African presence in the Americas such as the Olmecs may have also contributed to the construction of sites like Tiahuanco and may be the Lost Civilization mentioned by Hancock.