Pokotia Monolith

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The Pokotia Monolith (also known as the Pokotia Monument) is a stone statue excavated from the pre-Incan site of Pokotia in 1960,[1] 6 km (4 mi) from Tiwanaku in Bolivia. In December 2001 inscriptions and patterns on the front and back of the statue were photographed by a team led by the Bolivian archaeologist Bernardo Biados.[2][unreliable source?]

It resides in a small museum in Calle Jaén, La Paz, Bolivia; Museo de metales preciosos "Museo de Oro".[2]


  1. ^ Leveratto, Yuri (2010). "The enigma of the monolith of Pokotia, symbol of the Pukara civilitazion". Yuri Leveratto personal web site:. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Teames, Sally (2002). "Signs of h Carinae Outburst in Artifacts of Ancient Bolivia". The Journal of the American Association Of Variable Star Observers 31. Retrieved 22 November 2010.