|Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, with Andes mountains in the distance (Anthony Lacoste)|
Friday, August 8, 2014
The Great Pyramid of Titicaca, Bolivia
Crystal Quintero, Xochitl, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly; "Lost Temples: Mystery of the Akapana Pyramid" (NationalGeographic.com, NatGeo)
LAKE TITICACA, Bolivia - Titicaca (in the hispanicized spelling) or Titiqaqa is a lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. By volume of water, it is the largest lake in South America. Lake Maracaibo has a larger surface area, but it is considered to be a large brackish bay due to its direct connection with the sea. Titicaca is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 12,507 feet (3,812 m)... Bolivia has a mystery beyond the lake, that of Akapana. Scientists decode the life-giving riddle of Bolivia's great Akapana pyramid.