New ancient line drawings in discovered in Peruvian desert

You know those giant petroglyphs (really geoglyphs) in the ground in the desert, pictures you can only see from the sky?  In Peru they just found fifty more.   More here.

Isn’t it wild?

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  1. Frances
    Posted April 10, 2018 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    I keep looking at the little cat and wondering… But I guess it’s all perfectly genuine!

    • Headmistress
      Posted April 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

      I know, right? That cat and one other drawing I saw just make me feel like somebody, somewhere, is getting a great big laugh over this.

    • Headmistress
      Posted April 10, 2018 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

      The above link is written by a skeptic for the purposes of debunking the Chariots of the Gods or a more recent hot air balloon theory, but it’s interesting reading even if you aren’t interested in that aspect (I’m not). He and some relatives recreated a drawing using materials that the Nazca would have had. I do think he assumes a bit too much, the idea that because he was successful with this method means this and only this method would have been used by the Nazca is not a given. I think the graphing method is still a possibility for some of the drawings, and see no reason to suppose that only one method was ever used.

      It’s so interesting to ponder, just from a human perspective, what might have been the process in developing the artistic idea, the method, the reasons, and the decisions to create these things. Artistically, it’s an interesting perspective, and how many people had to be on board to spend their time working on such a project, and who were the gods they designed them before, what was their religious pantheology, what were the stories they told themselves about adorable kittens, flying monkeys, giant spiders, and huge hummingbirds?

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