Exploring the Mysteries of the Andes

Tiwanaku: Templete Semisubteraneo

This is the view from the Templete Semisubteraneo looking through the arch to the Kalasasaya, with the Stela Ponce standing as though about to walk through the doorway. The largest of the three stelae in the centre of the court features a legendary bearded character known as Viracocha. A fourth stelae also once stood in this courtyard; known as the Pachamama or Bennett Monolith, it is now housed in the museum.

© Robin Heyworth – Photo taken 2nd April 2002

Templete Semisubteraneo at Tiwanaku