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Fuente Magna, the Rosetta Stone of the Americas

Fuenta Magna (Courtesy of Bernardo Biados's Research Team) Background: Lake Titicaca in Boliva (Shutterstock*)
Fuenta Magna (Courtesy of Bernardo Biados's Research Team) Background: Lake Titicaca in Boliva (Shutterstock*)

The Fuenta Magna is a large stone vessel, resembling a libation bowl, that was found in 1958 near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. It features beautifully...




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