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9787Re: [Precolumbian_Inscriptions] peru by squier

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  • mike white
    Mar 5, 2007
         [ i wonder if the buildings that were 10 degrees off the cardinal, were also those with pitched gable roofs?  i believe that later inca constructions had flat roofs, there being so little rain, that it was not a factor.  it may give us an indication that they were older and during a different climate.  machu picchu may be included in the early ones, as those on the islands.  lumber from trees was used in the remote time. ]  
         squier stood on an ancient wall at the shrine of the moon, which collapsed with his weight, tumbling down and injuring him, and destroying the wall. 
         he was unable to find anyone who knew where was the temple of the sun on titicaca isle.  he read ramos to determine ruins on the eastern end must be it.  the one he found doesnt seem to fit the grand description given by the chroniclers. 
         he had a miserable time boating on titicaca, seasick, sudden storms, and becalmed for 5 days, exhausting his stores, in the 14 ft boat. 
         the lake of umayo has ancient walls on isle, with chulpas nearby.  sillustani has the best chulpas.  cutting hard basalt was no problem, instead of leaving a stone out, they cut the door of the chulpa out of a single stone.  some of the chulpas were unfinished, with ramps still there to show how the stones were raised.  these chulpas sometimes had huge stones 12ft x 6ft x 5ft, cut from a center radius very accurately, with diameter increasing with height.  attributed to the ancient aymara. 
         much is revealed here, first the similarity between these megalithic circles with those of england, and the likeness of the chulpas to structures in ceylon, all considered portions of lemuria.  second, its clear that these ancient structures were built before the basin was flooded, since its known that titicaca is shrinking in size.  there are likely wonderful ruins below titicaca, its almost certain.    it gives us an idea of how ancient these works are, apparently before the altiplano was submerged in the sea, and later uplifted.  if current geology is believed, we must accord the ruins a greater antiquity. 
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