Tiwanaku Is An Important Pre Columbian Archaeological Site In Western Bolivia . ...
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Description: Tiwanaku is an important Pre Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia . Tiwanaku is recognized by Andean scholars as one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire , flourishing as the ritual and administrative capital of a major state power for approximately five hundred years . The ruins of the ancient city state are near the southeastern shore of Lake Titicaca , about 72 km ( 44 miles ) west of La Paz , Bolivia .