Lake Titicaca will have its underwater museum

In a very short time we will have the chance to enjoy an underwater museum in Lake Titicaca.

In a very short time we will have the possibility of enjoy an underwater museum in Lake Titicaca. In it, different architectural pieces from the Tiahuanaco and Inca cultures that were found in the depths will be shown. At more than 3,800 meters above sea level, this is the highest navigable lake on the planet.

Recently, from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Bolivia it was announced that work will be done to open the first underwater museum in Lake Titicaca, it will have the purpose of consolidating the archaeological remains of an interesting Andean culture and allowing tourists approach them.

This initiative was taken by the Belgian Cooperation in the depths of the lake, which is shared between Bolivia and Peru. In this place they were found remains of the culture of the Incas and Tiahuanacoas announced in the statement.

Among the relics found, mention is made of different objects that women used to comb their hair and vessels.

Among the relics found are mentioned different objects that women used to comb their hair and pots that are protected in a repository of one of the original communities of the place. Keep in mind that there are currently different private tour operators and tourism agencies that offer diving services for tourists.

The museum will be created as a result of an investigation. Already in 2013, a project called “Wiñaymarka (eternal village)” had been developed, which had been promoted by the Bolivian Ministry of Culture and the Free University of Brussels. On that occasion, the group of archaeologists led by Christophe Delaere found more than two thousand pieces that belonged to the pre-Hispanic era, they were found in aquatic excavations.

Let’s keep in mind that Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, it is located in the Andean Altiplano, in the Central Andes within the Callao plateau. It has an average altitude of 3812 meters above sea level. It occupies different territories of Bolivia and Peru. It has an area of ​​8,562 square kilometers, of which more than half corresponds to Peru and 44 percent to Bolivia.

The maximum depth of the lake is estimated to be 281 meters. Experts consider that its level is irregular and increases in the summer.

In general terms it can be said that It is formed by two bodies of water separated by the Strait of TiquinaThe largest located to the north is the so-called Lake Mayor or Chuchuito, with an area of ​​6,450 square kilometers, near Soto Island. The other smaller body called Menor or Huiñamarca is to the south and has an area of ​​about 2,112 square kilometers.

Via | Clarion

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