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Mystery Explored: Stonehenge of the Americas
Expedition Dates: October 3 - 16, 2006

Summary:

In the Bolivian Andes, a sprawling ancient city rests 13,000 feet above sea level. It’s called Tiwanaku. With its giant, freestanding monoliths and grand design, Tiwanaku has long been compared to Stonehenge in England. The two sites were built on opposite sides of the globe, but they both share a design that pays tribute to the sun. What’s the ‘real’ connection, if any, between Stonehenge and the “Stonehenge of the Americas”? Flying out from La Paz, I toured Tiwanaku from both the air and on the ground. I harvested and transported the very stone used to build Tiwanaku, and explored the world of sacred geography in the Andes.


Sponsoring Institution: The History Channel

Experts involved:
Dr. Juan Albarracin-Jordan
Dr. Oswaldo Rivera Sundt
Mr. Paul Harmon
Dr. Andrew Roddick
Dr. Claudia Rivera
Locations Visited:
La Paz, Bolivia
Tiwanaku, Bolivia
Puno, Peru
Chukara Sukakullos, Bolivia
Huatajata, Bolivia
Copacabana, Bolivia
Chiripa, Bolivia
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Charcas, Peru

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