Another ancient geoglyph was found in the Nazca desert

Monday May 02, 2016
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The archaeological site on Nazca was declared a World heritage site by UNESCO because of the animal figures, objects and anthropomorphic figures that can only be seen by flying over the area. Recently, an entire new geoglyph has been discovered at Pampa de Majuelos. This is an important discovery for the scientific community and for the tourism sector.

According to National Geographic the new discovered geoglyph is a 30-meter long figure drawn upon the arid plateaus, the figure would represent an animal with a long tongue. This was stated by an archaeologist of the Yamagata university, how is leading the research of this Nazca figure.

The left side of the figure could be seen as a head with a long tongue of an animal and the right side of the figure stands out in high relief and shows some spots, this might represent the body and the legs of the animal. Because of this description the archaeologists believe the design does not represent a realistic animal, but an imaginary figure.

The figure was created by removing stones and piling them up to form the relief. This way of creating figures was the characteristic technique of making geoglyphs, and it may date back to 2000-2500 years ago.

There were other geoglyphs discovered in the same area in 2011. The two anthropomorphic figures were believed to illustrate a decapitation scene.

There is an ancient path between the two geoglyphs which is heading to the Cahuachi ceremonial cite. Therefore it could be possible that the figures are linked to a pilgrimage way to religious places.

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