Buritaka 200 — Lost in the jungle metropolis of the past

Jungle — an impenetrable forests and little-studied, which to this day are finding previously unknown structure, and even entire cities. Buritaka 200, or as the locals call it Teyuna — a huge city in the wilds of Colombia, which 10 times more than the famous Machu Picchu and 650 years older his "lost" brother.
I am sure that very few of you have heard about this amazing place earlier.
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Ciudad Perdida, App. Ciudad Perdida (literally "Lost City"), or Buritaka-200 — an archaeological site, which is the ruins of the city of culture Tyrone in the Sierra Nevada, Colombia.

The city is believed to have been founded around 800 AD. e., that is, 650 years before Machu Picchu. The area is also known as Buritaka, and the local Indians call it Teyuna.

City accidentally discovered in 1972 by local plunder graves. They found a group of stone steps to climb up the mountain, and having followed the stairs, they were in a ghost town, which they nicknamed the "green hell".
Once the local market has seen gold statues and ceramic urns from the city government conducted an investigation and discovered the city in 1975.
According to representatives of local tribes — Arhuaco, Kogi and arsario — they visited the city long before it was discovered by the authorities, but kept his whereabouts a secret. They called the city Teyuna and believed that their ancestors lived here — Tayrona culture media.

Ciudad Perdida was, apparently, the regional political and industrial center on the river Buritaka, there could dwell from 2 to 8000 people. The city was abandoned, apparently, at the time of the Spanish conquest.
Buritaka 200 with its size is ten times higher than Machu Picchu and, like the one considered the "lost city".

Erich von Daniken, the famous popularizer paleocontacts in his book "Heavenly Teacher" wrote: "No road does not lead to Buritaku, and I had to get there by helicopter. Yet at the approach I noticed a light below the terrace was like a kind of a helipad, stands out against the green background. The lower the car fell, the more the terrace was like a stone layer cake, one platform was lying on top of the other. Foreseeing that hardly ever find myself still here, I tried to make as many shots.

Fearing the rising mist, the pilot of the helicopter gently landed on the upper terrace to drop me off. He wanted to fly me here as six hours.
When the engines started again, heard the plaintive cries of unseen beasts roaring and monkeys chatter of birds. And everywhere, no matter where I moved, I pursued the buzz of mosquitoes.

I would love wandered around the neighborhood, like the biblical Adam, but annoying insects constantly reminded me that this is not paradise.
Once I caught the eye of the article, which stated that the Earth naschityBuritaka 200vaetsya half a million species of insects. Must be in Buritake gathered a considerable part of them.

In front of me is buried in the thick vines endless staircase. Looking around, I saw a bizarre scene: an indescribable chaos of stone circles, meandering walls, ellipses, towers, stairs, corridors wide variety of forms. Beyond the veil of vines at the bottom of silvery snake creek Buritaka, hung above the steep cliffs. I wandered through the artificially leveled ground and thinking about where I led a trip to a distant, unknowable past.

"Hanging Gardens" of Babylon were considered as the seventh wonder of the world. In my opinion, you should declare Buritaku eighth.
Between the stones of strong walls and platforms made its way lush virgin forest flora: hazel and bay trees, cedars and ferns of all shades of green. Today Buritaka represents a labyrinth. Everywhere you look you throw everywhere piling platforms.

I wonder how it all looked a hundred years ago, when the priests prayed to their gods on the upper terraces, and thousands of people are stoked on platforms sacrificial fires?
In Bogota, I learned from Professor Soto, the city has been built in accordance with the plan, but do not know with what.

I found leaning against a half meter monolith extracted from the ground by archaeologists during excavations. On its surface engraved some lines. Maybe this is the plan of the city?

Who is it that has built Buritaku? Professor Soto told me that today the Kogi Indians, who live on the coast and in the valleys of the Sierra Nevada, are descendants of Tyrone.
Tyrone themselves called themselves differently, and this is the name they gave the Spaniards. The word "Tyro" means "cast metal", and that is required to make the invaders from the Indians.

The colonial war lasted in this field for about a hundred years old, but the Indians with their slings, wooden clubs and poisoned arrows had no chance against armed with firearms Spaniards. The so-called culture Tyrone went into decline and was forgotten. The jungle swallowed the once-booming city.

KogiIndeytsy Indians, whom the Spaniards called Tyrone, in fact belonged to the people kagaba, and today they are called simply "Kogi". Them for many years studied the Professor Reichel-Dolmatoff. He found that all the terraces, houses and temples built under the laws of the Kogi cosmogony, according to the data space, the location of the constellations and the calendar.

According to legends Kogi, the universe is an egg-shaped space defined by the family of benchmarks: north, south, west, east, zenith, nadir (the point opposite the zenith) and the mid-point. This space is divided into nine layers, nine worlds, the middle one, the fifth, is our world. In this way all the buildings were erected Kogi.

House of Kogi are ovoid shape, and by the rules of construction, under and above ground are located on four layers, and on average, the fifth, we exist.
Men and women lived separately. In each community, the Kogi had egg-shaped male house from the roof of which towered skyward post, something like a flagpole. Men standing in front of female house and from his skate stuck two crossed beams.

The houses were arranged in such a way that accurately March 21, the first day of spring, tenBuritaka 200 from the pole on the roof of the house male in contact with the shadow of the crossed beams of the women's house. "Phallus" penetrated "vagina" — a symbol of spring. Comes the time of sowing …

In one temple Kogi from the post on the roof hangs thick rope that passes through four layers of space to the fifth, the Earth. The high priests of the Kogi were convinced that through this tightrope they are in direct contact with their cosmic teachers.

In 1926, the Viennese professor Theodore K. Preuss published an article on one of the myths of the Kogi Indians. It said that one day the world was a terrible flood, and one priest built a magic ship, which is planted animals of all kinds. After the water subsided, the ship sank in the mountain range of Sierra Negra. Priest and his older brothers heaven descend to Earth. Since then, in every temple Kogi hanging rope as reminders of the outer contact.

Traced some interesting parallels: the myth Kogi, after the flood, people have returned to Earth from the heavens, and the list of Sumerian kings of what is happening is very far from the geographic region of South America, you can read the following words: "When the water subsided, the kingdom again descended on the the earth. " The same is also mentioned in the epic of Gilgamesh: after the flood gods descend to Earth. There are other matches.

Such an accord in the traditions of the peoples, separated by great distances, is no accident: at the time of his youth humanity has survived the flood of global proportions, and to help him out of the universe were the heavenly teacher. "

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