The place is Tiahuanaco, or Tihuamacu, as the Indians of the neighbourhood call it.
The similarity of the figures on Easter Island to the figures at Tiahuanaco has been thought to suggest such a possibility.
In Tiahuanaco, where the creation, or rather manufacture of men took place, the creator turned many sinners into stones.
Tiahuanaco was the theatre of the new creation of man which followed upon the Deluge.
Tiahuanaco is pre-Inca, yet even here the images are clothed.
Tiahuanaco may, at some distant period, have enjoyed the privilege of being a seaport.
Whether there was ever a city at Tiahuanaco there is nothing to shew.
Many of the stone monuments at Tiahuanaco have been removed, some for building, some for other purposes.