Saturday, March 24, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Lake Titicaca yields ancient treasure trove

Posted on Monday, 14 October, 2013 | Comment icon 10 comments

A village on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 World Wide Gifts
Archaeologists have located more than 2,000 individual artifacts beneath the waters of the lake.
The items were found at what is believed to have once been an ancient ceremonial site and include ceramics, gold and gems. Some of the items, including puma heads carved in stone and intricately detailed gold leaf artifacts, are believed to date back over 1,000 years.

The world famous lake is located 12,000ft above sea level and sits on the borders of Bolivia and Peru. Once deemed to be a sacred place by the Incas and Tiwanakus, the lake would have been the site of numerous ceremonies and spiritual practices.

"We have found archaeological material from the Tiwanaku and Inca cultures among objects from the 19th to the 9th century," said project leader Christophe Delaere. In a televised meeting with President Evo Morales, Delaere stated that the artifacts had been found 20ft underwater and that the remains of a pre-Columbian boat had also been identified.

Source: | Comments (10)

Tags: Bolivia, Titicaca

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by BadChadB33 on 14 October, 2013, 13:21
Did they find any proof of aliens down there?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Ashiene on 14 October, 2013, 14:48
Giorgio Tsoukalos and his gang will have orgasms over this.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Lava_Lady on 14 October, 2013, 21:14
20 feet doesn't seem that deep, I'm surprised none of it was found sooner. Great find though.
Comment icon #4 Posted by freetoroam on 14 October, 2013, 21:32
Where are the pictures of them, or are they waiting for the paint to dry? Once a sacred place...for sure, not any more.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Rolci on 14 October, 2013, 22:56
not exactly a gobekli tepe...
Comment icon #6 Posted by wdsta1 on 15 October, 2013, 2:31
there goes the neighborhood
Comment icon #7 Posted by burt_ie on 18 October, 2013, 0:40
It's a city of gold! Quick call Esteban and Zia!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Avallaine on 18 October, 2013, 3:09
It's a city of gold! Quick call Esteban and Zia! Oh, bless you for that! (But don't forget Tao. Sidekicks need more love.)
Comment icon #9 Posted by SkepticalB on 18 October, 2013, 5:45
Heh.....titi caca
Comment icon #10 Posted by Erowin on 22 October, 2013, 5:45
Is this the same lake that people tried to drain in order to get at the supposed riches below? Because that's awesome if so.

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:


Old Winchester Mystery House photo found
An old photo of what is thought to be the house's original foundation has been discovered in a local archive.
Military laser creates voices out of thin air
The Pentagon has been working on a new non-lethal weapon that can make people hear voices and sounds.
Curiosity rover celebrates 2,000 days on Mars
NASA's flagship rover has now been trundling across the surface of the Red Planet for more than five years.
Wreck of the USS Juneau found after 75 years
The World War II-era vessel went down in 1942 after being hit by Japanese torpedoes in the Pacific.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
How smart are you ?
Posted 3-23-2018 | 2 comments
Does an IQ test really offer an accurate measure of a person's intelligence ?
Posted 3-22-2018 | 1 comment
A look at words that sound alike and are spelt the same, but that have different meanings.
Monkeys learn to socialize
Posted 3-18-2018 | 0 comments
These young vervet monkeys must learn to socialize before being released in to the wild.
Why don't birds get frostbite ?
Posted 3-16-2018 | 0 comments
How do birds stop their legs from getting frostbitten during freezing temperatures ?
Most straws in a beard
Posted 3-15-2018 | 2 comments
Kyle Kozemchick stuck 215 straws in to his beard for this bizarre world record attempt.
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Three knocks
3-8-2018 | Canada
Two shadows of me
3-8-2018 | Bellflower, LA
I think I know what I saw
3-5-2018 | Near Sultan, Washington
Ghost, or something else ?
3-5-2018 | Ohio, USA
Black hole in Bismarck
2-14-2018 | Mandan
Trapped and chased
2-9-2018 | Saskatchewan canada
Someone calling my name
2-9-2018 | Budd Lake NJ
Strange feeling
1-18-2018 | Different places

         More stories | Send us your story
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ