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Nazca Lines in the Peruvian Desert
2014-05-06 09:22:42

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study indicates that in ancient Peru residents formed lines of rock which may have directed people to fairs and trade sites around 300 B.C., reports Dan Vergano of National Geographic News. The Paracas people placed these piles of rock, with some stretching more than 1.9 miles, in the highlands and built ceremonial mounds near their homes along the Andean coast. This predates the famous Nazca lines by centuries. The Paracas...

Middle East Version of Nazca Lines Investigated
2011-09-17 05:01:39

  By using satellite technology, researchers have discovered that there are thousands of ancient geoglyphs in the Middle East, but the purpose of these patterns remains a mystery, according to recent LiveScience and Daily Mail reports. The drawings, which are similar to the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru, "stretch from Syria to Saudi Arabia, can be seen from the air but not the ground, and are virtually unknown to the public," Owen Jarus of LiveScience wrote in an article, published...

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2009-11-02 07:45:00

An ancient South American civilization which disappeared around 1,500 years ago helped to cause its own demise by damaging the fragile ecosystem that held it in place, a study has found. Archaeologists examining the remains of the Nasca, who once flourished in the valleys of south coastal Peru, have uncovered a sequence of human-induced events which led to their "catastrophic" collapse around 500 AD. The Nasca are probably best known for the famous "Nazca Lines", giant geoglyphs which they...

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2005-02-28 06:59:58

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Archaeologists have discovered a group of giant figures scraped into the hills of Peru's southern coastal desert that are believed to predate the country's famed Nazca lines. About 50 figures were etched into the earth over an area roughly 90 square miles near the city of Palpa, 220 miles southeast of Lima, El Comercio newspaper reported. The drawings - which include human figures as well as animals such as birds, monkeys, and felines - are believed to be created by...


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