Photographer's Note

Per¨.Sillustani lake (3800 mt).
On the rivers of Titicaca and Sillustani lakes, the Incas people assimilated the religion and the art to perfectly carve the large stone blocks from Tihuanaco pre-colombian people.
At Sillustani we can admire a splendid example of this extraordinary constructive technique by the chullpas, the towers-grave of the necropolis of the Tihuanaco people.
Twelve meters high and in the shape of truncated cone, the chullpas are opened to their top with the shaped upper border to shelter from the bad weather. Leaned to the inner side of the wall some niches open where, in the ancient times, the mummies of high lineage personages was put in fetal position. The fetal position and the upper hole opening of the chullpas symbolize the rebirth and indicate the final destination of the spirit between stars of the firmamentů

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