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  • Day32

    Akapana Pyramid

    October 31, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    The people of Tiwanaku created 3 main structures, each dedicated to the 3 sacred places they had - sky, earth and the underground.
    For the sky, they created the Akapana Pyramid at an elevated level. There are artefacts of condors and other birds found here.
    For the Earth, they created the Kalasasaya on the ground level. There have been artefacts of puma, jaguar, llamas etc found here.
    For the underground, they created the Semi-subterranean temple. This one is sunken below the ground level and there have been artefacts of snakes, frogs etc found here.

    The Akapana is an approximately cross-shaped pyramidal structure that is 257 m wide, 197 m broad at its maximum, and 16.5 m tall. At its center appears to have been a sunken court.
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