A team of archaeologists using ground penetrating radar have found an underground chamber that could finally answer some of the mysteries of Pumapunku.
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. But a new discovery could be about to change all of that.
Using ground penetrating radar, a team of archaeologists have discovered a large underground anomaly that is only 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 from the radar scans. Head archaeologist Domingo Mendoza stated that the team is convinced the chamber is most likely a tomb but there is no direct proof of this just yet.
In a statement to a local newspaper, head archaeologist Dr. Mendoza gave the following details of the discovery:
– 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)
– The chamber is approximately 12 feet in length and 5 feet in width and appears to be mostly empty.
– 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)
– 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)
– There appears to be something quite large at the end of the chamber that the team thinks could be a sarcophagus.
So what is next for this amazing discovery? The team is currently looking for a drilling company with the hopes of creating a small hole into the chamber from above and then inserting a small video camera to see exactly what the anomaly is. If all goes according to plan, then they expect answers in the coming weeks. If the chamber does turn out to be a tomb or something else that was dugout artificially then the team will proceed with excavations at the site in the coming months.