San Agustin, among one of the most appealing old websites in Colombia, is house to greater than 500 pillars, statuaries, petroglyphs and also coffins. The location was cleared up around 3300 B.C., however it was not till the 6th century A.D. to the 14th century A.D. that the offspring of these initial inhabitants developed the ritualistic rock makings and also burial ground discovered at San Agustin. However, strikes on the area by outsiders compelled the people of this city to leave their land at some point in between 1300 A.D. and also 1400 A.D.
The pre-Incan society that stayed in San Agustin is bordered by secret. Nobody understands their real name. There is no details concerning their social or political framework. Researchers discovered a sort of manuscript at the website, however have actually been not able to convert it. A lot of what is learnt about this culture originates from the analysis of the sculpted statuaries and also various other damages.
A lot of the rock makings at San Agustin were developed in between 100 A.D. and also 1200 A.D. They were sculpted from volcanic rock and also they differ in elevation from 20 centimeters to 7 meters. They consist of depictions of human numbers, grinning and also sneering beasts along with pets such as serpents, birds and also jaguars. A lot of the statuaries belong to lasts rites, the superordinary globe and also the power of the dead.
Among one of the most prominent statuaries is The Dual Self, a rock sculpting of a twin being with both heads changing with each other to develop one frontal cat-like head. It signifies the magic of a medicine man. The sculpting of the Eagle Understanding the Serpent With Its Clutches stands for production along with political pecking order and also power. La Fuente de Lavapatas is a spiritual water fountain utilized in routine bathrooms and also spiritual events. It is one of the most fancy of the makings. The water for the water fountain moves via a puzzle of swimming pools and also canals sculpted in the bedrock of the stream. The makings consist of serpents, toads, turtles and also iguanas together with human forms and also deals with.
Along with checking out the outstanding statuaries and also various other makings, site visitors are likewise welcome to take a look at a few of the dug deep into and also rebuilded funeral chambers at San Agustin. Quakes, disintegration and also human disturbance have actually displaced a few of the burial places’ components, however researchers protected the megalithic rock components and also funerary formats making use of the initial structure strategies.
Excavators understand really little concerning the rock carvers of San Agustin. Nevertheless, by researching what they left, they think that these individuals were professional mathematicians and also craftsmens with wonderful imagination and also creativity. Extra secrets will certainly be addressed as extra excavations occur.