Owen Jarus, of LiveScience, has written an interesting article about the recently discovered Siberian geoglyph which has been confirmed as the world's oldest and largest figure image; dating back to about 4,000 BC.
"Fieldwork carried out this past summer has shed more light on the glyph's composition and date, suggesting it may be the product of a "megalithic culture," researchers say. They note that hundreds ofmegalithic sites have been discovered in the Urals, with the most elaborate structures located on a freshwater island about 35 miles (60 km) northeast of the geoglyph"
For more information,
- Children from Lost Civilization 'Helped Build' Geoglyph Some 6,000 Years Ago
- Anna Liesowska, The Siberian Times.
- November 3, 2014.
- Discovery of a geoglyph on the Zjuratkul Ridge in the Southern Urals
- Antiquity, Vol 86, Issue 331, March 2012
- Image Gallery: The Nazca Lines of Russia
- LiveScience, October 10, 2012.
- Visible Only From Above, Mystifying 'Nazca Lines' Discovered in Mideast
- LiveScience, September 14, 2011.
- Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana
- UNESCO World Heritage
- Nazca Lines and Geoglyphs
- New Geoglyphs Found in Nazca Desert After Sandstorm.
- September 3, 2014.
- Field Study Suggests Geoglyphs in Ancient Peru Were Made to Lead Travelers to Trade Fairs.
- August 29, 2014.
- Ancient Desert Glyphs Pointed Way to Fairgrounds.
- May 29, 2014.