Lake Titicaca in Bolivia

The Ancient Ruins On and Beneath the Sacred Lake Titicaca

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Featured image: Lake Titicaca in Bolivia ( Wikimedia Commons ).

By: Ḏḥwty


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The dates were arrived at by guessing? Was any carbon dating possible on any burnt logs ... seeds, nut left on the scene?

The presence of roads and walls would seem to indicate they were above water at one time as legend and geology suggest.

myths and legends and traditional knowledge is my love and interest of ancient places

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