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10,000 cave paintings, pre-Incan cemetery and citadel found in Peru’s Amazon jungle
Astigan ^ | 24 Mar 2009 | Astigan

Posted on 03/25/2009 8:28:30 AM PDT by BGHater

Archaeologists have discovered about 10,000 cave paintings dating back to more than 6,000 years, a pre-Incan cemetery and a citadel in Peru’s Amazon region.

6,000 year old cave paintings

Quirino Olivera, a Peruvian archaeologist working for the Andean country’s jungle department of Amazons, has discovered about 10,000 cave paintings that are said to date back more that 6,000 years. The paintings were discovered in caves near the village of Tambolic, in the district of Jamalca, province of Utcubamba, writes Peruvian Times.

Olivera said that most of the drawings show hunting scenes and were painted using red, brown, yellow and black pigments. The discovery adds more details to Peru’s ancient history.

Authorities stumble upon pre-Incan cemetery and citadel

Peruvian authorities led by a tourist guide stumbled upon a pre-Incan cemetery and citadel.

At the site, archaeologists have uncovered ceramics, human remains, stone-carved axes and other tools After analyzing the discoveries, experts conclude that the site is a pre-Incan cemetery.

In the same time, more excavations unearthed clues of circular stone homes located at the top of a mountain, which may have been used for military purposes. Archaeologists suggest that it might be a pre-Incan citadel. The citadel would have dominated the surroundings, thus being a key observation point.

Other important artifacts as petroglyphs, ceramics and cave paintings have been discovered in the same region of the Pachallama Mountain. Additional cave paintings found in the Toquepala caves in western Andes depict scenes of hunting guanacos, an animal found only in South America.



TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: amazon; godsgravesglyphs; paintings; peru; southamerica

1 posted on 03/25/2009 8:28:30 AM PDT by BGHater
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To: SunkenCiv

Peru ping.


2 posted on 03/25/2009 8:28:50 AM PDT by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: BGHater

“date back more that 6,000 years”

langwich? who cars?

“more that 6,000 years”

probably JUST LESS than 6000 years, in fact.


3 posted on 03/25/2009 8:34:08 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: BGHater

WOW!


4 posted on 03/25/2009 8:35:40 AM PDT by stockpirate (April 15 join the tax revolt tea parties.)
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To: BGHater

10,000 cave paintings, pre-Incan cemetery and citadel found in Peru’s Amazon jungle

So art has existed without public financing????

Wow!!!!..


5 posted on 03/25/2009 8:38:20 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: BGHater

Dang taggers...


6 posted on 03/25/2009 8:39:54 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: BGHater

Pretty cool! Thanks!


7 posted on 03/25/2009 8:40:52 AM PDT by Constitution Day ('Cause this is nothing like we'd ever dreamt / Tell Sir Thomas More we've got another failed attempt)
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To: BGHater

Groovy!


8 posted on 03/25/2009 8:40:56 AM PDT by El Sordo
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To: Le Chien Rouge

So art has existed without public financing????

You don’t know that!

Prove it!

;-)


9 posted on 03/25/2009 8:48:56 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: BGHater

Archaeologists next report said to have proof that ufo’s are real with painting on wall of cave.


10 posted on 03/25/2009 9:08:13 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: BGHater
Writings revealed that Inca civilization died off because of global warming. Danged cows farting, open dung pits, people farting, human remains rotting in the pits, SUVs. That is what did it.
11 posted on 03/25/2009 9:09:42 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Destruction of the US Economy: Obama's Global War on Prosperity!!!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
Even MORE surprising, is that modern art featuring penises can be created without public financing...

Teenager paints giant phallus on roof of parents' home (dailymail 24th March 2009)

12 posted on 03/25/2009 9:37:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesnÂ’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: RetiredArmy

Inca dinka do...


13 posted on 03/25/2009 9:38:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesnÂ’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: BGHater

Before the fall when they wrote it on the wall
When there wasn’t even any Hollywood
They heard the call
And they wrote it on the wall
For you and me we understood


14 posted on 03/25/2009 9:44:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: dfwgator
Before the fall when they wrote it on the wall
When there wasn’t even any Hollywood
They heard the call
And they wrote it on the wall
For you and me we understood

Yeah, someone wrote this on the wall.... "Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin"

15 posted on 03/25/2009 9:53:40 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: a fool in paradise

Yes......I found that very amusing!!!!


16 posted on 03/25/2009 9:53:46 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: BGHater

This was obviously the kindergarten wall


17 posted on 03/25/2009 10:01:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car.)
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To: BGHater

Hmm. A discussion of ancient artifacts, and Helen Thomas has not made an appearance yet. IBTHT!


18 posted on 03/25/2009 10:34:12 AM PDT by MissNomer (Proud member of FR's "Final 300")
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19 posted on 03/25/2009 5:37:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: BGHater
Is it not strange that the cave paintings in France and other locations have NO smoke or soot on the ceilings or around the paintings according to what I have read?
20 posted on 03/25/2009 6:02:27 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT (I will always be a Soldier)
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To: YOUGOTIT

Mineral pigments (ochre, charcoal, iron oxide, hematite, manganese) were ground into animal fat and applied with brushes or were blown through hollow sticks. The artists, working in confined, possibly dangerous space, under unsteady or flickering light from a torch or oil lamp, incorporated distortions and shadows in the design, along with soot...

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol11no07/about_cover.htm


21 posted on 03/25/2009 7:46:35 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ancient city of the ‘Cloud People’ discovered in Peru

Thursday December 04 2008

Archaeologists have uncovered a lost city that was carved into the Andes by the mysterious “Cloud Forest People”.

The settlement covers 12 acres and is perched on the side of a remote mountain in the northern jungles of Peru’s Amazon. The citadel on the Pachallama peak is estimated to be more than 1,000 years old, but is in good condition. The settlement comprises the round stone houses built by the Chachapoya, or the “Cloud Forest People”.

The area is overgrown by the jungle, and the remote nature of the site appears to have protected it from looters — archaeologists have found ceramics and undisturbed burial sites.

Archaeologist Benedicto Perez Goicochea said: “The citadel is perched on the edge of an abyss. We suspect that the ancient inhabitants used this as a lookout point from where they could spot potential enemies.”

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/ancient-city-of-the-cloud-people-discovered-in-peru-1563003.html


22 posted on 03/25/2009 7:54:06 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: SunkenCiv
The Toquepala caves are located in the western Andes, at an altitude of 2,700 meters above sea level. They are noted for cave paintings depicting scenes of hunters corralling and killing a group of guanacos, a camelid animal native to South America. Known as “chaco” in the Peruvian Andes, this hunting technique consists of forming human circles, to corral the animals and either capture or kill them.

PERUVIAN TIMES ARTICLE

LINK TO FOUR FLASH IMAGES

23 posted on 03/25/2009 8:22:00 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Loved the link, THANKS for that tagline!


24 posted on 03/26/2009 3:33:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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