Japan research team finds 140 new ancient geoglyphs in Nazca Peru



A research team from Yamagata University in Japan has discovered 142 new ancient geoglyphs on land at Nazca in Peru.

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The geoglyphes are ancient drawrings of people, animals and other living things and using specialist AI equipment and 3D data the team was led by Professor Masato Sakai  who was able to identify the lines.

The designs are thought to date back to 100BC to AD300.

Nazca in Peru was named a World Heriatage site but that still did not stop Greenpeace activists almost destroying the protected site, they was told to wear special shoes when going around the site and according to what we have read they did not.

With the designs they are very fragile and a simple downpour could do damage, the threat of that is a fear many Peruvians and archeologists have.

Professor Sakai and other researchers at Yamagata University have engaged in initiatives since 2004 to study the Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In addition to successfully identifying many geoglyphs, Professor Sakai and others have carried out activities to preserve this heritage site.

It is currently unknown why these designs were created.


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