The 10 Ton Gateway Of The Sun Is Monolithic , Carved From A Single Block Of Ande ...
Stockphoto ID: 2311951
File name: bo473090.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: Australia
Description: the 10 ton gateway of the sun is monolithic , carved from a single block of andesite granite , and is broken right down the center . its upper portion is deeply carved with beautiful and intricate designs , including a human figure , condors , toxodons , elephants and some symbols . directly in the center of the gate is the so called " sun god , " viracocha , with rays shooting from his face in all directions . in tiahuanaco or tiwanaku , bolivias most important archaeological site , a ceremonial centre constructed over 1000 years ago . bolivia
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