The Mystery of Puma Punku’s Precise Stonework | Amusing Planet
David is a blogger from the Chicagoland area. They enjoy researching ancient mysteries around the world. They are arguably the oldest and most baffling ruins on the face of the Earth. It is hard to imagine how they did not come to be known as one of the wonders of the world like the Great Pyramid of Giza which, although spectacular, pale in comparison to the ruins of Puma Punku in Tiahuanaco, South America. The ruins of Puma Punku are one of four structures in the ancient city of Tiahuanaco.
Surface remains currently cover around 4 square kilometers and include decorated ceramics, monumental structures, and megalithic blocks. The site's population probably peaked around AD with 10, to 20, people. Some have hypothesized that Tiwanaku's modern name is related to the Aymara term taypiqala , meaning "stone in the center", alluding to the belief that it lay at the center of the world. The age of the site has been significantly refined over the last century.
It includes two phases of use, believed to be of a social or ritual nature by site discoverer and excavator Klaus Schmidt ,  dating back to the 10th—8th millennium BCE. More than pillars in about 20 circles are known as of May through geophysical surveys. They are fitted into sockets that were hewn out of the local bedrock.