Bolivia-May 2009
Akapana Pyramid

After passing through the site entrance, the first temple you encounter at Tiwanaku is the Akapana Pyramid.  The Bolivian Government is currently excavating this pyramid, which now looks more like a pyramid than the mud hill Adele and I experienced back in January 2004.

The Akapana Pyramid is T-shaped, just like the temple at Puma Punku.  On top of the pyramid is a gate similar to the Gate of the Sun only fallen down, an excavated area with tunnels beneath it, and some stones with unusual magnetic properties.  I did not feel much at the pyramid; I guess I was too focused on the Gate of the Sun...

Click on the links below to see my photos :-)

Excavated areaBOLIVIA-TIWANAKU-AKAPANAPYRAMID-ExcavatedArea-May2009.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0
Magnetic StonesBOLIVIA-TIWANAKU-AKAPANAPYRAMID-MagneticStones-May2009.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0
Fallen GateBOLIVIA-TIWANAKU-AKAPANAPYRAMID-FallenGate-May2009.htmlshapeimage_5_link_0
West SideBOLIVIA-TIWANAKU-AKAPANAPYRAMID-WestSide-May2009.htmlshapeimage_6_link_0
North SideBOLIVIA-TIWANAKU-AKAPANAPYRAMID-NorthSide-May2009.htmlshapeimage_7_link_0
The North Side of the Akapana Pyramid at Tiwanaku