On the border of Peru and Bolivia in the vast high plateau called the Altiplano (or stakes) lies a lake Titicaca. This is the largest alpine lake in the world is situated at an altitude of 3820 meters above sea level. In the I millennium BC. e. on its banks, there was one of the highlights of civilizations of Peru — Tiwanaku.
The name Titicaca (in the Quechua language — Scala cougar) was given by the Spanish lake, although the Quechua Indians called it Mamakota (Mother Water). The ancient Peruvians believed that the lake Titicaca Creator created all living creatures, both humans and animals, so the whole region around the lake was considered sacred. According to one version of the Inca myth about their origin, the Sun God created the first Inca, Manco Capac and his sister on the Island of the Sun, located in the central part of the lake.
It is not surprising that the shores of Lake Titicaca are a large number of archaeological sites belonging to different cultures and eras. But among them there is one unique and mysterious, unique in Peru was found.
On the western shore of the lake in an area called Ayia Mark's amazing rock, which bears the name Amaru Meru. According to the beliefs of Indians, here is the town of immemorial antiquity gods, although no significant archaeological sites in the area were found.
MYSTERY OF GOLD DISC
The local landscape looks fantastic: the narrow ridges of red granite rocks, stretching for hundreds of meters and having the most bizarre forms. In ancient times the vertical surface of one of the rocks aligned in such a way that it resembles the gates.
Smooth vertical wall measuring about 7 by 7 meters embedded in the rock massif. The full height on both sides there are two in-depth half a meter chute, and in the central part is a shallow trapezoidal recess height of 1.7 meters. In general, the entire structure creates the overall impression gate with a small door that leads to nowhere.
Gates have become known to the public a few decades ago. Until that time, historians do not know about the existence of the monument. The subsequent discovery of field research allowed to find out what the local Indians preserved the legend of the gates leading into the world of the gods.
According to the legend, in ancient times the great heroes went through the gate to the gods in order to gain immortality there. Very rarely, some of them briefly returned to inspect the land they left behind. Later it was discovered another, more recent Inca legend.
According to her, during the conquest high priest of the Temple of the Seven Rays named Amaru Meru (from him, and there was a modern name) fled from the Spanish soldiers on the shores of Lake Titicaca. With him he took a gold disc, which is the key to the ancient gate. After the ritual with the local priests Amaru Meru opened the gate and went into the "world of the gods", leaving the gold disc for storage priests. By the way, in the right part of the back wall of the niche-door has a small circular recess, as if designed for disk-key.
Near the gate did not reveal any archaeological traces — no petroglyphs, nor any remnants of buildings. Thus, from an archaeological point of view of the monument can not be dated. Nor is impossible to determine from a scientific point of view of its purpose.
But there was an enthusiastic researcher Jose Mamani, who approached the problem from a different angle. He used a range of sophisticated equipment, recording various kinds of electromagnetic waves. The experimental result was stunning. After switching the equipment began to attack the gates of the fireballs, the air thickened and became viscous.
Local elders, who accompanied the scientist fell to his knees and fainted. After the experiment came to himself the elders told that threw open the gates to let their ancestral abode — the boundless ocean of fire, full of electricity and filled with blue crystal formations. Thus, in their view, the inhabitants of that world look.
ON THE OTHER END OF THE WORLD
But back to the historical side of the question. The fact that these mysterious constructions depicting the gates are known in other parts of the world, specifically in Asia.
To the east of modern Turkey, on the shore of Lake Van, the remains of the ancient capital of the kingdom of Urartu Rusahinili. The city was built by King Rusa I at the end of the VIII century dong. e. On the territory of this monument is a detached rock, in which the vertical wall cut too similar gates. From Peru, they are somewhat different designs and shapes.
This is a rectangular niche, three steps cut into the rock. Its approximate dimensions of 2 to 5 meters. On each side there are extensive niche inscriptions made in cuneiform. They tell how many bulls and rams need to present to the gods. But it is not excluded that the niche itself was made before the foundation of the city of Urartu here. Moreover, it can be assumed that the choice of location for the new capital of the kingdom was due to the sacred nature of the place.
In the Armenian tradition, this monument is called Gates of Mher. Mher, aka Mithra in ancient Iranian culture, was the god of the sun. The Armenian epos "Daredevils tsrer" has two characters named Mher (Mihr) — Senior and Junior (the grandson of the preceding, the son of David Sassoon). Mher Junior, meeting with his father, David, fought with him, not knowing that it was his father, and defeats him.
Mher humiliated cursed David, dooming him to childlessness and unhappiness. Mher can not defeat injustice in the world, the land ceases to hold him and his horse, and he gets stuck in the ground. After consulting with the graves of their ancestors, Mher gets their covenant wait until justice in the rock. He strikes the rock with the sword, she parted letting it together with a horse. Mher periodically comes out of cliffs and checks come to a just peace. If that happens, he can leave the rock forever.
Thus, in the Armenian epos a similar report, devoted to the gate. They are associated with the solar deity, they removed to another world hero who can return to inspect the abandoned world.
In the west of Turkey in ancient Phrygia located another gateway, which are now called the temple of Cybele (Mother of the Gods).
This is also a free-standing flat rock, on one surface of which is carved gates measuring 16 by 17 meters. Unlike the previous two gates, the surface is covered with Phrygian carved geometric designs, and the door itself is framed by pillars and ceiling. Perhaps the Phrygians also used a more ancient gates, covering them with ornaments and devoted mother of the gods.
What can explain the existence of such a unique and at the same time, similar sites, located on opposite ends of the planet? Similar philosophical stereotypes of various ancient peoples? Or, perhaps, this gate — the legacy of a much older and an unknown civilization that left sparse traces in different parts of the world? ..
Andrei Zhukov, Ph.D.
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