Bolivia-May 2009
Tiwanaku
Kalasasaya Temple
“The Priest”

One of the monoliths in the Kalasasaya Temple is located at one corner of the temple, which archaeologists call the Priest.  The figure holds 2 smaller human figures in his hands, 1 figure upside down and the other figure right side up.  The “Priest” is wearing a mask and a strange looking belt around his waist.  The monolith was made of a two colored stone, which I no longer recall.


I felt puzzled about this monolith.  I still do not have any clear feelings about it.  And I do not understand why the inhabitants placed the figure here or why they only placed 1 figure and not several.  Lots of puzzles here.

The “Priest” in the Kalasasaya Temple at Tiwanaku