The highest navigable lake in the world is an extraordinary spectacle wherever one looks. The lake is surrounded by reed beds and dotted with many islands, each of which has its own unique history.
What formed Lake Titicaca?
The lake was formed when massive earthquakes shook the Andes Mountains splitting the range in two and forming a hollow that eventually got filled with water from the melting glaciers, creating bodies of water and ultimately rivers and the immense Lake Titicaca.
Are there sharks in Lake Titicaca?
Peru’s Ministry of Culture announced an exciting new discovery from the highest large lake in the world. A recent dig has unearthed 400 million-year-old shark remains at a paleontological site known as Imarrucos just northwest of Lake Titicaca, El Comercio reports.
Why is Lake Titicaca famous?
Spanning the borders of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake at 12,507ft (3,812m). The region is famous for its islands and crystal-clear waters as well as its festivals and archaeological sites.
A team of archaeological divers has uncovered dazzling treasures at the bottom of Lake Titicaca, including a puma carved out of the blue gemstone lapis-lazuli, gold medallions and a turquoise stone pendant. … After all, it would have been the closest piece of land to the center of the vast lake.
What does Titicaca mean in English?
The name Titicaca comes from the two Quechua words Titi which means Puma and Caca which means mount, this name is a reminder of the felines that lived many centuries ago in the vicinity of the territory.