by Mario Montano Aragón




Fuente Magna

We went to Chua to make a historic reference first, ubicate the place, etc.


Asking residents of the place, we noticed that no one has any idea about the theme. The famous Hacienda Manjon, was unknown there, beside the fact that there were 6 Chuas, finally, a complete mess...

The only way left was to speak to the old men at the place. They send us to meet with an 98 years old man called Maximiliano, but when we got there his wife, 90 years old lady, told us that he was at a land meeting.



Maximiliano and Cuneiform Fuente Magna



We found the gathering, and Maximiliano was there. Delegate from UNAAR , "Unidad de Arqueologia y Antropologia de Bolivia", asked him for the fountain.


He didn't remembered, so we decided to show him a picture of it with he cuneiform writings I have taken with me... he recognized it immediately and called it by the name: "El Plato del Chancho" (the pig's dish).


We almost fainted when the translator told us the history, it was an exact copy of what was published about it. Also, he said that he would speak better at his home, but he was at the meeting right now, that his brother probably has another, that there were several, and even pottery was found at the place, etc... and the bomb: "The fountain was found here" he said pointing at a group of tacanas (staired monticules) in front of us.


Again, we could not believe our luck.


Because it was the harvest time, the translator warned us not go up there at this time, because if a rain or a blizzard felt, we could be seen as the bad luck bringers and they will not allow us to research there anymore.




Monolith of Pokotia

As soon as we came back from Chua, the UNAAR experts took a look at the Fuente Magna in the museum of gold and took measurements, copied the symbols, etc..

As soon as they saw the 2 meters high Pokotia Monolith, they noticed signs on its front. They called me to see it. Semitic or even cuneiform, very similar to one on the second section of the Fuente Magna.


They got very excited and now they want to dig, investigate, etc. We never figured something like this would happen. I'm sending these pictures to EEUU, France, Israel, Egypt, to get the confirmation about the kind of "signography" and to find out if it is possible to translate it

Finally, the monolith from an early Tiahuanaco's period that nobody doubts is not a fake. The monolith and the Fuente Magna bowl are real. SEMITIC and CUNEIFORM writings in Tiahuanaco - this has enormous significance.

We are handling it with caution. We don't want the press behind us: we are going to take one step at time... we have proofs but still want more... I have decided to send the photos to Clyde Winters, PhD., the scientist who deciphered the writing of the Fuente Magna.





The Pokotia monolith was discovered by Bernardo Biados, Freddy Arce, Javier Escalente, Cesar Calisaya, Leocadio Ticlla, Alberto Vasquez, Alvaro Fernholz, Omar Sadud, Paulo Batuani and Rodrigo Velasco on January 4, 2002.


This discovery and other research done by these scientist is supported by the Honorable H. Enrique Enrique Toro, President of the Congress of Bolivia.


Originally it was believed that there was an inscription written only on the front legs of the monolith, further research indicated that there was also an inscription on the back of the statue and directly below the left hand of the figure.


Pictures below show inscriptions on the back and side of the Pokotia Monolith.