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The underground chamber in Pumapunku

In 2012 it was reported that a team of archaeologists using ground-penetrating radar found an underground chamber at Pumapunku.

More then 10 years have passed since then, but many open questions still remains today. Did ancient aliens or ancient humans build Pumapunku? What exactly was the building’s purpose? What did the building look like and how did it end up destroyed? Where did the knowledge and skill to build and carve the blocks come from? It is these questions among many others that archaeologists have not been able to answer regarding the site that leaves us with a huge mystery.

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At that time, using ground penetrating radar, a team of archaeologists discovered a large underground anomaly 60 feet from the Pumapunku foundation. The team believes that the anomaly is a man-made chamber versus a natural one and is the only one detected so far. Head archaeologist Domingo Mendoza stated at that time that the team was convinced the chamber was most likely a tomb but there is no direct proof of this.

In a statement to a local newspaper, head archaeologist Dr. Mendoza gave the following details of the discovery:

  1. The anomaly found is approximately four feet underground and then goes to depth of 10-11 feet. (thereby making the height of the chamber 6-7 feet)
  2. The chamber is approximately 12 feet in length and 5 feet in width and appears to be mostly empty.
  3. The chamber appears to have steps leading into it but it does appear to have been filled in with something. (the team thinks rocks and loose soil were thrown in to block access to it)
  4. The chamber does not have ground entrances to it and the very top of the chamber is 4 feet beneath the current ground level. (the team thinks the chamber was dugout and then purposely buried)
  5. There appears to be something quite large at the end of the chamber that the team thinks could be a sarcophagus.

At that time the news caused a lot of enthusiasm.

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As with many other announcements, not much has been done in the meantime and the content of the room remains a mystery to this day.

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