New Peruvian Geoglyphs Revealed After Sandstorm

August 4, 2014 at 12:04 PM Leave a comment

Look at this beautiful dog geoglyph a pilot in Peru discovered last week:

Dog

(Image via Independent.co.uk.com)

High winds and sandstorms in Peru have revealed previously undiscovered geoglyphs in the ancient Nazca Lines.

Eduardo Herrán Gómez de la Torre, a pilot and researcher, found the new shapes while flying over the desert last week, El Comercio reported.

He believes one of the geoglyphs depicts a snake 60 metres long and 4 metres wide, near the famous “hummingbird”.

A bird, camelids (possibly llamas) and a zig zag line are among the lines found etched into the ground on hills in the El Ingenio Valley and Pampas de Jumana.

Archaeologists are already trying to confirm whether they match the Paracas culture in the Ica region of Peru, which flourished from 800BC to 100BC and influenced complex textiles and ceramics at Nazca as well as the lines.

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Here are more images of geoglyphs.  They’re huge.  Some cover whole hillsides.  I imagine the line toward the bottom of the photo above is a road.

Anyway, again, I think this dog is delightful.

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