Located near Quinua, in the Ayacucho region of Peru, at an altitude of nearly 3km above sea-level we find the ancient Wari ruins, the capital of the Wari (Huari) empire which ruled the region sometime between 500 to 1000 AD.
The numerous slabs found at the Wari capital city were made of hard volcanic stone, and have extremely curious characteristics: precision cuts, nearly perfect lines, and curious drill holes that according to many are evidence of a lost ancient technology.
The Huari were a Middle Horizon civilization which spread across the south-central region of the Andes and coastal area of modern-day Peru.
The ancient Wari –also known as Huari— was an Andean civilization that flourished in the center of the Andes from about AD 500 to 1000.
The greatest and most prominent city associated with this culture is Wari, located about 15 Kilometers northwest of the present city of Ayacucho.
This city was the center of an empire that covered the greater part of the mountain range and the coast of the present Peru. The Wari Empire established distinctive architectural centers in many of its provinces, such as Cajamarquilla or Piquillacta.
According to experts, the Wari civilizations is considered –together with the Inca Empire— as one of the greatest ‘imperial cultures’ that appeared in the southern hemisphere.
Their capital city –in ruins today— is evidence of a highly organized city with residential, administrative, and religious areas.
Curiously, just as many other sites in the Area, the Wari ruins have numerous mind-boggling slabs which according to many authors are evidence of a sophisticated civilization that inhabited the region. But were these ruins left behind by the Wari? Or is there a possibility that the ruins predate this Bronze Age civilization?
If the massive slabs, andesite stones with curious precision cuts, incredible grooves and other interesting characteristics were manufactured by the ancient Wari, then the obvious question we need to ask here is how did they do it?
What kind of technology allowed them to work with some of the hardest materials on Earth, thousands of years ago?
The stonework found at the Wari ruins curiously resembles other ancient sites found in the Americas. Similar stonework can be found at Puma Punku, Ollantaytambo, Tiahuanaco and even Ancient Egypt. How is it possible that these sites –located thousands of kilometers from each other in some cases— shows eerily similar grooves, precision cuts, and slabs?
As noted by author and researcher Brien Foerster, some of the stones found at the Wari ruins are “intact examples of possibly hundreds of extremely intricately shaped conduits.”
Furthermore, “local officials have NO comment when questioned about the manufacturing process of these slabs, how they were made, what they were made for, or who created them, whether it was the Bronze Age War civilization or another culture that perhaps predates the Wari.
As a result of centuries of drought, the Wari culture began to deteriorate around 800 A.D. Archeologists have determined that the city of Wari was dramatically depopulated by 1000 A.D.
As noted by Brien Foerster at hiddenincatours.com, curious elongated skulls were found in the area of Wari. They are assumed to be from that culture but have not been radiocarbon or DNA tested, so that is simply an assumption.
Featured image credit: Precision drill holes? Image Credit: hiddenincatours.com