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A Nazca geoglyph. (AP Graphics Bank)
Japanese archaeologists have discovered 24 new geoglyphs on the Nazca Plateau in Peru that they say are similar to the animal shapes for which the region is famous – but were created two centuries earlier.
Archaeologists from the University of Yamagata in Japan made the discovery a mile north of the city of Nazca, in central Peru. The shapes are mostly geometrical, including a figure resembling a flame and other less recognizable representations.
According to a report submitted to the Peruvian government by the Japanese team, the newfound figures are smaller and less distinct than the older ones (a spider, a hummingbird, a condor and a monkey) but it would seem that some of the new ones depict llamas.
originally posted by: DAVID64
The current theory is that they are celestial pointers, made to indicate where the Sun and other planetary bodies rose and set during solstices.
originally posted by: Argosnaut
Great find. Can anyone sum up the theories as to how they were able to draw these? Ie techniques and tools?
a reply to: DAVID64
originally posted by: EartOccupant
Too me it looks more and more as the "Index" of earth.
The first landing place for star travelers, depicting all the kinds of stuff found on earth.
- Chemicals and Materials