Puma Punku is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia that is steeped in wonder and mystery. The architecture found in the ruins astounds archaeologists and historians and has inspired advanced ancient civilization and ancient alien theories.
Puma Punku (Pumapunku, Puma Puncu) which means “door of the puma,” is part of a larger archaeological complex known as Tiahuanacu (Tiwanaku), and is considered one of the most important sites of Andean archaeology. The unique nature of the site raises curiosity regarding its builders, when it was constructed, and its purpose. These mysteries have arisen ever since the Inca civilization first laid eyes on the ruins of a site that was abandoned centuries before they came across it.
Stone blocks at Puma Punku, Bolivia. (Adwo /Adobe Stock)