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Nazca, Peru has become famous for those who like to peer into the world of unsolved mysteries. Take for example the Nazca Lines, a series of large ancient geoglyphs ranging in size, with the largest being 1200 feet long. The world is full of interesting unsolved mysteries that question what we think we know about human history and new discoveries are constantly being made, many of which receive very little attention. This really goes to show just how little we know of human history and how new discoveries show us that there are so many variables that we really need to take into consideration when contemplating it.
The latest news is that scientists have recently uncovered 143 more giant ancient drawings in Peru. They did so with the help of artificial intelligence and satellites. Researchers spotted a number of ‘geoglyphs’ depicting animals, people and objects. (source)
The discovery comes via a team of researchers from Yamagata University in Japan. These new geoglyphs were identified through fieldwork and analyzing high-resolution 3D data, among other activities conducted up to 2018. The biomorphic geoglyphs are thought to date back to at least 100 BC to AD 300. Additionally, in a feasibility study carried out from 2018 to 2019 together with IBM Japan, the university discovered one new geoglyph by developing an AI model on the AI server IBM Power System AC922 configured with the deep learning platform IBM Watson Machine Learning Community Edition (formerly known as IBM PowerAI) . This study explored the feasibility of AI’s potential to discover new lines, and introduced the capability to process large volumes of data with AI, including high-resolution aerial photos, at high speeds. This represented the first glyph at the site discovered by an AI. (Press release).
originally posted by: jjkenobi
The two headed snake is a very common ancient symbol. I wish we knew what caused many ancient cultures to revere this symbol.
originally posted by: Fowlerstoad
a reply to: jjkenobi
The two headed snake / snakes are often depicted coiling around each other, kind of like the double helix of DNA (strands) coil around each other. Were the ancients more informed than we generally think they were?
originally posted by: dantanna
a reply to: LSU2018
the more stuff i see, the more i think this is going on, and what sucks is, the bad guys on top know, are preparing for it, and they will make it out, letting everyone else go kaput.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: LSU2018
Are you going to argue with paleontologists and geologists who both will say the exact same thing.
It's not about the dating methods, it's the locations they are found in, type of rock, strata, etc. which is in itself a dating method and is pretty accurate.
originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: waftist
One of the most intriguing things behind the Nazca Lines is the fact that when scientists/archaeologists think these were made, there was no way to see them from above.