Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Chan Chan - masters of adobe.
Hohokam Casa Grande National Monument in southern Arizona.
Chan Chan, Peru.
Yucatan, the East Wilderness, built up in the particular style of the Nephites who were from Peru.
Drawing of Xpuhil by Tatiana Proskouriakoff.
7 And it came to pass that Moroni caused that his armies should go forth into the east wilderness; yea, ... 15 And they also began in that same year to build many cities on the north, one in a particular manner which they called Lehi, ...
Monday, January 30, 2012
Muralist at Chichen Itza.
The "Chichen Itza beam" reported Feb. 1, 2012 photographed using a phone camera.
El Castillo pyramid Chichen Itza, Yucatan.
An ancient mural from the Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, showing the fate of the early white population. Some are seen to be defending their cities, while others are loading their sailing ships to escape by sea. Captives, stripped of their garments are led away bound.
The fate of many of the "Viracochas" was to die on the sacrificial altars of their captors. Aztec, Mayan and Incan oral traditions are replete with copious references and full physical descriptions of these ancient, white, bearded people who preceded them. Moreover, the artefact evidence left over from their epoch is found in large quantities.
A wall mural from the Toltec Maya city of Chichen Itza showing the light skinned people as the servants and the dark skinned people as the passengers in the boats.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
From the gold museum in Bogota, Columbia.
Tayrona jungle platforms.
Tairona gold figurine bell.
Tairona tumbaga alloy of gold and copper plated with gold.
Ancient Tairona gold pendants.
Columbia Tayrona Chairama.
Indigenous Indians of Tayrona.
Round houses of Tayrona.
Round house from Kuelap, the fortress of the clouds in Peru. Compare it to the round houses of Tayrona above.
Pueblito - Tayrona ruins Columbia.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Stone cross carved into the rock, Tiwanaku, Bolivia.
Entrance to the Kalasasaya. Below, the Kalasasaya in the background.
Wall of the Kalasasaya.
Ruins of the Puma Punku.
The original land of the Nephites.
"In the Book of Mormon, the land of Lehi-Nephi (also referred to as the land of Nephi) is the homeland of the Nephites in the early times of the Book of Mormon. The land is later conquered by the Lamanites and the remaining Nephites flee to the land of Zarahemla, home of the Mulekites. In later years, an expedition under Zeniff returns to Lehi-Nephi to re-colonize the area, and at first the Lamanites allow them to settle. Zeniff, his son Noah, and Noah's son Limhi rule as kings over their people in the land of Lehi-Nephi. Ultimately the Nephite settlers depart the land of Nephi due to Lamanite oppression. They are led by Ammon, the leader of a party sent by king Mosiah son of king Benjamin to learn the fate of Zeniff's group. They return to Zarahemla as refugees.
According to the Book of Mormon, the land of Nephi situates south and at higher elevation relative to Zarahemla. A strip of wilderness, running east and west divides the land of Nephi from the land of Zarahemla. In the first century B.C., the lands of Nephi and Zarahemla were bordered on the east and on the west by bodies of water called respectively “the east sea” and “the west sea”."
Walls around the temple Kalasasaya.
Tiahuanaco gate 1877.
Though Bolivia is not always the safest and most stable destination to visit, the South American country has a wealth of wonders to explore. The ancient pre-colonial city of Tiwanaku is one of Bolivia’s veritable jewels and was a de facto base of power for an empire that virtually ran the Andes.