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Mysterious Peruvian sites...

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 02:39 PM
I was viewing some of the better known Peruvian archeological sites. Caral Supe, Machupichu, Nazca etc. I started going off the beaten path on my own going up dry river valleys and canyons. I came a cross a few sites which Google Earth doesn't supply much information on or about.

I'm more than sure that most if not all of the sites have been explored and documented..
I thought I'd post them here with their Google Earth coordinates.

I know many here at ATS appreciate this sort of thing. Maybe someone more knowledgeable about these individual sites could post for us some links and possibly some history of the areas in question.

Those who don't have access to Google Earth will be at a disadvantage. The images I've posted do not do the locations justice. Also, please feel free to post your favorite Ancient site Google earth image.










Ok this last one could be anything really. Modern farming? or Ancient terraced farming? or simply a Google Earth anomaly. I thought I'd just include it and let you decide.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 03:00 PM
Be sure to explore around each of the sites posted above. There are all kinds of interesting related locations nearby each of them. Also, I wonder how many of the nearby farms have either plowed under or simply planted over other ancient site which are now buried

If you look closely you'll see odd shaped outlines under some of the farms

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 03:39 PM




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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 04:02 PM
Hey, thanks for these and the effort you took in finding them. I've been slowly going through GE and putting placemarks at ancient and/or mysterious sites hoping to eventually collect them all into a KMZ file. If these really are lesser or unknown sites, I'd have been hard pressed and probably damn lucky to have eventually located them myself.

BTW, speaking of the Nazca lines, people should really look through the mountainous area to the west; lots more trapezoidial formations in that area. There are also some more to the north(including the infamous 'mandala' one)but nowhere near the amount to the west.
edit on 7/27/2011 by Mad Simian because: it's called a KMZ not a KML file oopsy!

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 04:09 PM
reply to post by Mad Simian

Actually I've seen a few other older sites that appear to have lines running right through the ruins as if they were not even there or the people who made the lines may not have known they were cutting right through a buried temple/home etc. Which brings up the age of such sites...?

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 04:33 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

I've seen similar lines too although, imho, those others looked 'photoshopped'-in rather than if whoever acquired the imagery added them later for their mapping project(countour lines for a topographic map, a grid for some kind of land development or maybe even a built-in grid that is part of the phototaking mechanism/software?). The thing is though the ones in your pic look real to me and, if they are, I'm going to wager a guess that they are fairly modern because I highly doubt leftover terracing from the Incan era would have survived so intact over such a large area. However, that doesn't negate the possiblity that the natives of the area might have been keeping them up since that time.

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by Mad Simian

Do me a favor...

Take a good hard look all around this area close in and back a ways. The surrounding area looks pretty large. Not just the area specified. Is that a crumpled pyramid surrounded by a ruined city? Or just a ruined city with a large mound nearby?

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 04:51 PM
It truly boggles the mind how many sites still go unexplored/excavated. The jungles seem to be full of them. Always love your threads, Slayer, but then I'm a huge fan of ancient civs, especially the ones that occupied S. America. S&F

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 04:59 PM
reply to post by Balkan

There are so many of them.
I'm starting to wonder just how many of them have been properly excavated/explored.?

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 05:16 PM
I wish so much that I lived in an area that has old ruins. Not much to find on the Canadian border

Love your posts Slayer. Thank you for all the hard work you put into them.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 05:22 PM
Nothing really of value to add I'm afraid. I really enjoy your threads about these sites. The fourth photo in the OP reminds me a bit of those 'corrals' found in Southern Africa.

Anyway, it looks like there are enough sites to keep people busy for generations!

Keep up the good work and thanks.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 05:35 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

This first images at 9 degrees 31'' 41.08"S looks like it is a heavily cratered area. The rather llimited size of the apparent craters suggest bombing with a same-sized bomb. Any other ideas or explanations?

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 06:00 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Well, I did manage to find this pic through the Panoramio part of GE and it certainly does look like a collapsed pyramid. If it is in fact a pyramid, it reminds me heavily of the ones of the Norte Chico civilization.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 06:03 PM
reply to post by Mad Simian


Did you view the surrounding area? looks to me like it supported a very large population at one time.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 06:24 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Actually, that's why I mentioned the Norte Chicos.
Very similar location to known NC sites and the 'pyramid' itself seems more akin to the kind of stepped platforms they built than that of a true pyramid. Also, they were capable of planning cities that could provide for a highly dense population(which seems to be the case with this 'city'). The only problem with trying to connect this site to the Norte Chico is that it's around 300 miles away from confirmed NC sites and I'm not informed enough on them to know the extent of the territories they governed over.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 06:46 PM
I guess I should point out that at least one of your pics is of a known site. The seventh one down is of Chankillo.

Chankillo wiki

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 07:29 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Interesting pictures, thank you.

At least the first one seems to be of the Caral-Supe (Norte Chico) culture indeed.
I've visited the Caral ruins some years ago, it's quite nearby the location of your first picture, but more towards the coastline (near Barranca).
Intriguing site, said to be the oldest (known) city in the Americas.

Dotted with pyramid temples, sunken plazas, housing complexes and an amphitheater, Caral is one of 20 sites attributed to the ancient Caral-Supe culture that run almost linearly from Peru's central coast inland up the Andes.

The ruins changed history when researchers proved that a complex urban center in the Americas thrived as a contemporary to ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt — 1,500 years earlier than previously believed.
But much remains to be discovered about Caral and the Caral-Supe culture that flourished here for more than a thousand years.


This article also refers to GE pictures of the location, and gives some more information on the (ongoing) excavations.

And of course there's this Peruvian archeological site where you can start searching for links between your pics and the different sites. But it's in Spanish.

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 08:21 PM
reply to post by Movhisattva

That one comes up with the name Caral Supe.

Here is the one in your image


posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 08:34 PM
If you study the perimeter and the general area surrounding the perimeter... they look like abandoned homesteads to me.

posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 09:16 PM
Slayer opened this thread with the hope it was you! Happy!
Here in Florida while the sites are not as stunning there have been some amazing discoveries in the past 5 years. Newnans Lake Canoes, where the largest cashe of dugout canoes in the world was rather recently discovered. Then there is Windover pond near Titusville, discovered by accident. It is a burial pond where remains were found intact enough that they extracted 7,000 year old brain tissue. Unfortunately most of the discoveries are now in storage awaiting further funds for research.
THAT IS WHY WE DON'T KNOW MORE - YET. (funding) Just let me win a powerball!!!
Some of the earliest known intact textiles where also discovered at the site. While there are no fantastic monuments left from this time frame, possibly due to climate - these graves and what they tell us about early North Americans is quite stunning. I bring this up because the world at large is still exploding with discoveries that await us. Politics, research dollars and entrenched Dogma's sometimes slow the progress of coming to an understanding or fully exploring. I am very excited about search tools like Google earth. I found what I believe to be are undocumented mounds on a Lake shore near other major discoveries here in Florida. I am sitting on that, but want to try and contact the University. What a cool tool these satelite images are. Thanks for the post, as ever very appreciated!!! ~ Bird

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