17 FOOT 4 INCH TALL HUMAN SKELETON UNEARTHED IN AUSTRALIA At ULARU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE
The Incans also insisted that Viracocha came to them from the stars and left his sons in charge. Lake Titicaca is said to be where it all began and was the greatest city built in all of the Americas.
“Its scope, the size of its monoliths, the intricate carvings upon its monuments and its statues have amazed all who have seen Tiahuanacu (as the place has been called) ever since the first chronicler described it for Europeans…. The greatest puzzle of all is the location itself: a barren, almost lifeless place some 13,000 feet – four kilometers – up among the highest Andean peaks that are permanently snow-covered. Why would anyone expend incredible effort to erect colossal edifices out of stone that had to be quarried and brought over for many miles away in this treeless, windswept desolate place?
“The thought struck Ephraim George Squier when he reached the lake a century ago…. “The waters hide a variety of strange fishes, which contribute to support a population necessarily scanty…. The only grain is quinoa…. where the only indigenous animals fit for food are the biscacha, the llama, and the vicuna.” Yet in this treeless world, he added, “if tradition be our guide, were developed the germs of Inca civilization” from an earlier, “original civilization which carved its memorials in massive stones, and left them in the plains of Tiahuanaco, and of which no tradition remains except that they are the work of the giants of old, who reared them in a single night.””
“….Here the clamps (to hold the stone blocks together against earthquakes) were made of bronze. That this was so is known because some of these bronze clamps have actually been found. This is certainly a discovery of immense significance, for bronze is a most difficult alloy to produce, requiring the combination of a certain proportion of copper (about 85-90%) with tin; and whereas copper can be found in its natural state, tin must be extracted by difficult metallurgical processes from the ores in which it is contained.”