giving testimony to the fact that these inhabitants of the New World were the inheritors of a grand culture passed down from the vanished civilization of their ancestors would be the ruins of Tiahuanaco that sit high up in the Andes mountains of South America near Lake Titicaca, just over the border of Peru in Bolivia. At 13,500 feet above sea level it is much too high an altitude and location for any normal commercial center to prosper. Nearly any city in ancient and modern times needed to be built near the sea or a river system, or where a trade route would conveniently pass near it, and Tiahuanaco is obviously not situated close to any ocean or large river system, yet it has ancient docks and quays, indicating that it was once a seaport, which runs counter to modern geological, and paleological formulas, since it is traditionally believed that the mountains were raised millions of years before man arrived on the earth.

The Incas had no idea who the people were that built the immense structures at Tiahuanaco either. The stone steps alone at the “Temple of the Sun” weighed forty to fifty tons each. At the western edge of the Temple of the Sun is the great Gateway of the Sun, a massive structure with intricate carvings made out of andesite. Many of the stone slabs weigh from one hundred to two hundred tons , while blocks of stone fifty to one hundred tons are strewn about everywhere.

Brazilian Professor Arthur Posnansky devoted nearly fifty years to the study of the ruins of Tiahuanaco and determined that it was part of an amazing astronomical arrangement for finding the solstices and months of the year. So accurately were these built that “careful measurements with micrometer gauges and other modern instruments showed that nowhere was there a variation of more than one fiftieth of an inch from true while the straight edges of the carvings showed no unevenness when a steel rule was placed upon them.” (Verrill, pp.207)

They did not work by guesswork, since levels and plumbs used for measuring were found near the ruins, but no single tool has ever been found that could have been employed for the cutting of these monuments.

From 1926 through 1940 engineers, astronomers, and mathematicians worked on the ancient astronomical alignments of the huge buildings and calculated the amount that the earth had changed on its axis since they were built, determining that the ruins dated back to roughly 10,000 years B.C.! The extreme age of this is confirmed by fossilized human skulls discovered there that are in the museum at La Paz.

Evolutionists have no method to date these ruins, as we have seen from Gowlett sites that are less than 300,000 years old are too young to date by potassium-argon and uranium lead methods, the other method used to measure ancient human settlements (besides stone tools) is Carbon-14, which is extremely inaccurate.

 

The only explanation for these cultures and for the tremendous monolithic building projects found all over the world is that there was once a highly advanced civilization that had technical skills far beyond anything that we have any knowledge of today who produced these monuments, a remnant civilization left over from before the Flood of Noah itself. It is interesting that the name Tiahuanaco in the Incan language means “The Place of the Dead,” or “The Place of Those Who Were.”

Verrill wrote, “For some unknown reason the city (Tiahuanaco) was abandoned before the greatest buildings had been completed. Everything was halted. All work stopped and Tiahuanaco was deserted. . . .What great catastrophe, what threat, what cataclysm caused this no one knows.” (Verrill, pp.208). Indeed, what could have thrown these colossal stones around like pebbles, as they were found strewn about the area, in many places a few yards from their original position.

After the Spaniards conquered Peru, they attempted to pull down the remaining blocks of stone from the ancient ruins at Cuzco but were unsuccessful, so they built their churches on top of them. Noted author and science writer Jonathan Leonard wrote of the Incan architecture: “For their finest work they shaped, finished, and fitted massive blocks with such amazing accuracy that the joint between any two of them can be seen as a hairline but cannot be felt with a fingertip.” (23)

The great earthquake of 1950 destroyed many of the Spanish structures that had been standing in Cuzco since the time of the colonization, but it had little or no effect on the Incan foundations underneath that these later edifices had been built on. Could they have been originally raised up with the Andes after the time of the Flood?

The entire region of Central and South America is actually full of amazing building projects and sites that testify to an ancient, sophisticated culture, much more advanced and older than traditional archeology would like to admit, although slowly, as more and more evidence is uncovered, the fact becomes undeniable. The origins of the Zapotec of Central America civilization are shrouded in mystery. The Zapotecs had an advanced level of agriculture, astronomical science, mathematics and architecture from their earliest existence, with no signs of having developed them from a more primitive culture, and no record of migration from neighboring societies (William R. Corliss, Ancient Man: A Handbook of Puzzling Artifacts).

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