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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A site of pre-Incan ruins in western Bolivia near the southern end of Lake Titicaca. The ruins, including statues, monoliths, and temple platforms, are evidence of a civilization that flourished here from c. 500 to 1200.

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  • 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.

    President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • 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.

    Nathaniel Loewentheil: President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • 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.

    Nathaniel Loewentheil: President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • 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.

    Nathaniel Loewentheil: President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • 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.

    Nathaniel Loewentheil: President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • 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.

    President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • 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.

    Nathaniel Loewentheil: President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

  • (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.

    Peru Update

  • (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.

    Peru Update

  • 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.

    Green Mansions

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