American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A site of pre-Incan ruins in western Bolivia near the southern end of Lake Titicaca. The ruins, including statues, monoliths, and a temple of the sun, are evidence of a civilization that flourished here from c. 1000 to 1300.
“Throughout the speech, repeated references to native predecessors, complemented by pledges to fight for future generations, reinforced a blunt political effort to fit the Morales administration - and the movements that brought it into power - into a historical social narrative; the morning as a whole sought to reach both back and forward in time, stretching across three millennia from the Andean nobility of the Tiahuanaco people to the recently purchased Chinese helicopter fleet.”
“The site has particular resonance for the Aymara, Bolivia's largest indigenous group and the one to which Morales himself belongs; as the traditional people of the altiplano, they consider themselves directly connected to the Tiahuanaco.”
“Kalasasaya lies at the center of the remains of the most important city of the Tiahuanaco civilization, a pre-Incan empire that controlled large swaths of the Andes from the 7th to 12th century C.E.”
“(Chavin, Huari, Caral, Moche, Tiahuanaco, Inka, etc.) in Peru and in other places deserve admiration or whatever you want to call it, judging them by the standards of 4000 yrs ago or more.”
“Cordilleras to her — that world-long, stupendous chain; its sea of Titicaca, and wintry, desolate Paramo, where lie the ruins of Tiahuanaco, older than Thebes.”
“The modern town of Tiahuanaco was no exception, and our project and its personnel contributed to the festivities.”
“I use the way the Aymara spell it (Tiwanaku) for the ruins, and Tiahuanaco for the modern town.”
“How big is the discovery and excavation of the pyramid in terms of tourism in Bolivia and what it means for Tiahuanaco itself?”
“Do you think that Tiahuanaco is ready for the kind of mass tourism that such a discovery brings with it?”
“The Aymaras, indeed, seem to have possessed a very considerable culture before their conquest by the Incas in the 13th and 14th centuries, evidence of which remains in the megalithic ruins of Tiahuanaco.”
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