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Closeup on Tiwanaku’s Portal of the Sun

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Closeup of the carvings on the pre-Incan Gate of the Sun. CC-BY-SA Jerrye and Roy Klotz MD.

The gate was restored. This is and old photo:

Puerta del Sol. First excavations. 1903-1904. Public Domain.

Puerta del Sol. First excavations. 1903-1904. Public Domain.

Please note the formal similarities with other artifacts, and the axis.

Of course, it is worth mentioning this Flick group which expands on this morphology, called Daniel, Gilgamesh and The Master of Beasts.

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2000 - 1000 BCE · Andean · Architecture · Sculpture

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