Tuesday, February 7, 2023

They rediscover the Nazca which can only be distinguished from the heights

Two geoglyphs discovered by Japanese scientists near the Nazca lines.

in the fields of NazcaIn , a province 320 kilometers southeast of Lima, there are hundreds of paintings of plants, animals and human figures that can only be seen from the clouds. Some reach up to 270 m. Discovered in 1927, thanks to aviation, the lines of Nazca Even today they are a mystery.


  • But the contribution of academics has not stopped. If in the last century the American anthropologist Paul Kosok and the German archaeologist Maria Reich devoted their lives to it, since 2004 a team from Yamagata University, Japan, has continued this task. Their last great discovery was announced last December: 168 new geoglyphs near this cultural heritage of humanity.

“We found 50 human figures as well as birds, cats, snakes and many linear and trapezoidal figures,” said researcher Masato Sakai. Since the start of the project, Japanese scientists have found a total of 358 figures. It is a joint work with field archaeologists, artificial intelligence and field work.

“We found 50 human figures as well as birds, cats, snakes and many linear and trapezoidal figures,” said researcher Masato Sakai.

silhouette of an animal, traced on a hill in a Nazca And recently discovered by Japanese scientists.

The big question for Sakai and his team is what the people who lived in the region between the 1st and 8th centuries wanted to communicate with these representations. Alien Spacecraft Landing.

But the question is not only why but also how. It’s incomprehensible how people Nazca By extracting rock and clay, they achieved that these designs remained intact for centuries. And how could they have made such precise strokes without appreciating them from the air.

“We need to know the exact location of the lines to prevent them from hitting homes or local people using the area for agriculture,” says project leader Masato Sakai. It’s one of those dangerous people that lurk in its lines Nazca: That Pampa be violated.

The searches are not over. In October 2020, archaeologists from the Ministry of Culture found a 37-meter-long cat on a sandy hill. It seemed as if he was resting. In the middle of the desert, the geoglyphs Nazca They still arouse the awe of a civilization that has not yet understood them.

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