Researchers discover new animal-shaped geoglyphs in the Nazca lines

Back in May, Japanese researchers at the Yamagata University deduced how the Nazca lines might have represented ceremonial routes of pilgrimage. The very same researchers have now discovered 24 new geoglyphs that were actually etched two centuries before the famed depictions of the monkey, spider and hummingbird. Unfortunately, the effects of time had taken their…

Nazca lines encompassed pilgrimage routes that led to a pre-Incan temple complex

While historians are still baffled by the etching process of the Nazca lines, they have shed some light on the purpose of these gargantuan geoglyphs. Situated in the very dry Nazca Desert in southern Peru, the ancient specimens of art were most probably created after 2nd century BC (with the more stylized images being probably made…


Over 170 mummies found in the 1200-year old Cotahuasi Valley tombs of Peru

Peru's ruggedly scenic Cotahuasi Valley has some secrets of its own, as is evident from more than 171 mummies found in seven tombs perched atop the hills. These slightly 'towering' burial grounds surround a 1200-year old site known as Tenahaha, which largely consisted of open-air enclosures and storerooms that were tailored to mass scale feasting…

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