NAZCA LINES PERU
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Band of Holes near Pisco Valley, Peru
The "Band of Holes" consists of approximately 6,900 unexplained man-sized holes carved into the barren rock near Pisco Valley, Peru on a plain called Cajamarquilla. It dates back to ancient times and remain a mystery much like neighboring Nazca Lines and Machu Piccu best appreciated from the air and satellite imagery. You might want to locate them with Google Earth.
Nazca Heritage site,in peru. Nazca has the name of a system of valleys on the southern coast of Peru. It is the name of the region\'s largest existing town. It is also the name applied to the Nazca culture that flourished in the area between 300 BC and AD 800. They were responsible for the Nazca Lines and the ceremonial city of Cahuachi, they also constructed an impressive system of underground aqueducts that still function today.The town of Nazca has recently been dumping its trash on the pampa, destroying some of the Nazca lines in the process.Under President Alberto Kenya Fujimori rule, Nazca received money to turn the irrigation canals into tourist attractions. President Alejandro Toledo, whose partner is an anthropologist, stopped the aid.Nazca has been the location of a major Canadian gold mining operation. The people who were living on the land for the previous 2000 years did not have title to the land so they were displaced without legal problems. Since then there have been some attempts to legalize poor citizens ownership of their land and their fixed property, in response to Hernando de Soto research on the poor., Heritage sites, Archaeological discoveries, History of Archaeology
Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, some 400 km south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nasca and the pampas of Jumana cover about 450 km2 . These lines, which were scratched on the surface of the ground between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500, are among archaeology's greatest enigmas because of their quantity, nature, size and continuity.
Australia boasts a geoglyph that's larger than Peru's "Nazca Lines" and England's "White Horse". Called the "Marree Man", the pictograph measures 4.2 km tall by 2 km wide and is etched into a plateau near Marree. It depicts an Aboriginal warrior throwing a hunting stick and is so large that it can be viewed fully only from the air. "Marree Man" was discovered by a charter pilot in 1998 and, despite being the world's largest geoglyph, its origin remains a mystery.
Detailed studies of the geographic alignment of famous ancient world sites have been conducted. According to the research the Great Pyramid (Giza) is aligned with Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines and Easter Island along a straight line around the center of the Earth, within a margin of error of less than one tenth of one degree of latitude.
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"Middle East Desert Floor Drawings. The secrets of these stone structures are only now being unraveled, probably because it is nearly impossible to get the entire picture at ground level. But with views from airplanes & satellites, archaeologists have discovered thousands of these 'floor drawings' of stones in Syria, Jordan & Saudi Arabia. The wheels measure from 82 ft to 230 ft across & could be at least 2,000 years old...What were they... Did they carry special meaning? That is still secret."
THE BLYTHE INTAGLIOS: California’s Nazca Lines Near the Colorado River, on the desert west of Highway 95, is 1 of the most spectacular mystery in California. These huge drawings that, like the Nazca lines, are only seen from above- the Blythe Intaglios. these huge figures hidden on the desert floor unknown to whites until the 20th century, rediscovered when George Palmer was flying over the area in 1930. Enormous figures of a man, woman, a horse, coiled snake & horseshoes on top of a mesa.