This was once a temple.
MACHU PICCHU ~ INCA TRAIL
PYRAMIDS IN PERU
Mysterious giant stone sculpture of Aramu Muru, north of Chucuito,
A huge mysterious door-like structure has been discovered in the Hayu Marca
mountain region of Southern Peru. Hayu Marca, 35 kilometres from the city of
Puno has long been revered by local indians as the City of the Gods. It has
never been fully explored because of the rugged mountain terrain.
Although no actual city has ever been discovered, many of the rock formations
of the region resemble buildings and artificial structures. The door, or the
Puerta de Hayu Marca (Gate of the gods/spirits) has been at some time in the
distant past carved out of a natural rock face and in all measures exactly seven
meters in height by seven meters in width with a smaller alcove in the center at
the base, which measures in at just under two meters in height.
Jose Luis Delgado Mamani stumbled across the structure while trekking through
the surrounding foothills trying to familiarize himself with the area as his job
is as a guide for mountaineering tourists.
"I have dreamed of such a construction repeatedly over the years, but in the
dream the path to the door was paved with pink marble, and with pink marble
statues lining either side of the path. In the dream, I also saw that the
smaller door was open and there was a brilliant blue light coming from what
looked like a shimmering tunnel. I have commented to my family many times about
these dreams, and so when I finally gazed upon the doorway, it was like a
revelation from God. How do you make order of such a strange occurrence?"
A gateway to the lands of the gods - In that legend it was said that in times
long past, great heroes had gone to join their gods and passed through the gate
for a glorious new life of immortality, and on rare occasions those men returned
for a short time with their gods to inspect all the lands in the kingdom through
Another legend tells of the time when the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in
Peru, and looted gold and precious stones from the Inca tribes - and one Incan
priest of the temple of the seven rays named Aramu Maru fled from his temple
with a sacred golden disk known as The Key of the Gods of the Seven Rays.
He hid in the mountains of Hayu Marca. He eventually came upon the doorway
which was being watched by shaman priests. He showed them the key of the gods
and a ritual was performed with the conclusion of a magical occurrence initiated
by the golden disk which opened the portal, and according to the legend blue
light did emanate from a tunnel inside. The priest Aramu Maru handed the golden
disk to the shamen and then passed through the portal never to be seen again.
Archeologists have observed a small hand sized circular depression on the
right hand side of the small entranceway, and have theorized that this is where
a small disk could be placed and held by the rock.