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Peruvian geoglyphs mapped

Dozens of geoglyphs found in southern Peri have now been mapped. Dozens of circular geoglyphs, some comprising several intertwined rings, have been identified and mapped near the ancient Peruvian town of Quilcapampa, revealing that these earthen designs were created near ancient pathways used for trade. Geoglyphs are designs, which often form shapes

New geoglyphs discovered in Nazca, Peru

3D scanning technology has been used to reveal 24 additional geogylphs in Nazca, Peru, some of which date back between 400-200 B.C. Most of the lines are heavily eroded, making them difficult to make out with the naked eye, but the researchers used equipment including a 3-D scanner to sketch out

New geoglyphs found in Nazca desert

Sandstorms have exposed what are believed to be previously unknown geoglyphs in Peru's Nazca desert. The newly revealed figures discovered by de la Torre are of a snake (approximately 196 feet in length), a bird, a camelid (perhaps a llama) and some zig-zag lines. They are actually on some hills in

Astronomical alignment found at Peruvian pyramid

A research team has discovered that the Cerro del Gentil pyramid in Peru aligns perfectly with two geoglyphs and the setting sun. An ancient astronomical alignment in southern Peru has been discovered by researchers between a pyramid, two stone lines and the setting sun during the winter solstice. During the solstice,

Amazon deforestation uncovers evidence of lost world

As trees are being cleared in the Amazon, strange geometric geoglyphs are being uncovered which could rewrite what we know about the world's largest tropical rainforest. “What impressed me the most about these geoglyphs was their geometric precision, and how they emerged from forest we had all been taught was untouched

Thousands of geoglyphs found in Middle East

Satellite imagery has revealed thousands of geoglyphs in Jordan. Referred to by archaeologists as "wheels," these stone structures have a wide variety of designs, with a common one being a circle with spokes radiating inside. Researchers believe that they date back to antiquity, at least 2,000 years ago. They are often

Peru’s Nazca lines spared from floods

The famous Nazca lines in Peru have been spared by flooding in the region. Archaeologist explained that this situation is the result of rainfall that occurs in the highlands of the province of Nazca at this time of the year. [tweetmeme][Full story] Story: Living In Peru | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

New geoglyphs found in Nazca, Peru

Researchers believe they may have found two new geoglyphs in Peru's Nazca province. The new geoglyphs depict a human head and an animal figure that the researchers have yet to identify, state news agency Andina reported. According to the archaeology faculty chief at Yamagata, Yoichi Watanabe, the drawing of the human

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