Wednesday, May 10, 2006

NEW GIANT ETCHING IN PERU

A new giant picture on the Nazca Plateau in Peru has been discovered by a team of Japanese researchers. Remember, this is the area that is famous for giant patterns that can be seen from the air. (The pseudo scientist Van Daniken proposed they were made by creatures from outer space but archaeologists have traced their origins to the indigenous people of the area.)

The newly-found image is 65 meters long and appears to be an animal with horns. Interestingly, there are no similar patterns on the desert. Although the part of the picture that appears to be horns bears a close resemblnce to those on Nazca earthenware dating from 100 BCE to 600 CE.

It's the first time since the 1980s that a picture, other than a geometrical pattern, has been found on the Nazca Plateau. There is evidence that vehicles had driven in the area so part of the picture has been destroyed.

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