Friday, May 8, 2015

Mysterious Nazca Line Geoglyphs Formed Ancient Pilgrimage Route

Video Courtesy of UNESCO.
May, 1, 2015.
Tia Ghose, of LiveScience, has written an exciting article about current research by Yamagata University which suggests the Nazca Lines, a series of amazing Peruvian geoglyphs, may have been made by at least two groups of people. The Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana
 are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

"In recent years, researchers at Yamagata University in Japan have uncovered 100 geoglpyhs, as well as shards of broken ceramics at the intersection points of some of the lines.

To understand exactly how all of these images fit together, Masato Sakai of Yamagata University and his colleagues analyzed the location, style and method of construction for some of these newfound geoglpyhs. Sakai found that about four different styles of geoglyphs tended to be clustered together along different routes leading to a vast pre-Incan temple complex in Peru known as Cahuachi."

To read the full articleclick here.

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