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Mysterious Elk-Shaped Structure Discovered in Russia
LiveScience ^ | Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Owen Jarus

Posted on 10/12/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

A huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer discovered in Russia may predate Peru's famous Nazca Lines by thousands of years.

The animal-shaped stone structure, located near Lake Zjuratkul in the Ural Mountains, north of Kazakhstan, has an elongated muzzle, four legs and two antlers. A historical Google Earth satellite image from 2007 shows what may be a tail, but this is less clear in more recent imagery.

Excluding the possible tail, the animal stretches for about 900 feet (275 meters) at its farthest points (northwest to southeast), the researchers estimate, equivalent to two American football fields. The figure faces north and would have been visible from a nearby ridge...

Fieldwork carried out this past summer has shed more light on the glyph's composition and date, suggesting it may be the product of a "megalithic culture," researchers say. They note that hundreds of megalithic sites have been discovered in the Urals, with the most elaborate structures located on a freshwater island about 35 miles (60 km) northeast of the geoglyph.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; russia
A historical Google Earth image from 2007 showing the animal-shaped geoglyph in Russia, which may predate Peru's famous Nazca Lines. CREDIT: Image copyright 2012 Geoeye, copyright 2012 GIS Innovatsia, courtesy Google Earth.

Mysterious Elk-Shaped Structure Discovered in Russia

1 posted on 10/12/2012 7:14:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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The UK's Cerne Abbas giant:
Big drawcard: The Chalk Giant is popular with tourists [The ten most desirable villages in Britain - Gossip Rocks Forum]

Big drawcard: The Chalk Giant is popular with tourists
and Uffington Horse:
Uffington White Horse Hill Jeremy Tucker

Uffington White Horse Hill Jeremy Tucker

2 posted on 10/12/2012 7:15:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 7:22:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

A stone moose bit my sister.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 7:31:39 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: SunkenCiv

This was first discovered by the Russian anthropologists Igor Ibenpullinurleg and Dimitri Makinstufup.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 7:33:44 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

Yes...it looks just like a drawing of an elk....if the artist was blind and stoned.....but then....most artists are.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 7:35:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

The whole planet is covered with earthworks, petroglyphs, pyramids, and other stone age graffiti.

Bunch’a punks.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 7:36:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Shows what may be a tail”.......or the path to the outhouse.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 7:37:44 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

As a (former) artist, I am not going to argue that one! ;)


9 posted on 10/12/2012 7:37:56 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: SunkenCiv

First pic reminds me of the line in Young Frankenstein: He’s going to be very popular! —Igor


10 posted on 10/12/2012 7:39:25 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“The chalk giant is popular with the tourists”......especially the female tourists.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 7:39:44 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

Rotate the image to the right and you get the Easter bunny.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 7:41:32 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: SunkenCiv

“And A-Rod steps up to the plate. He’s swinging some heavy wood today. He’s popped-up his last two times at bat. Ohhhhh....he got a piece of that one! Wait! The umpire is signaling the infield fly rule! He’s telling A-Rod to zip up his fly! What a game folks!”


13 posted on 10/12/2012 7:45:59 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
SNAKE!!!!!!

Photobucket
14 posted on 10/12/2012 7:46:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: blueunicorn6

A-Rod didn’t even step out onto the field tonight.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 7:47:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv

... and of course veritable hordes of cheeky Frog tourists go traipsing ‘round about the naughty bits again and again. Why, it’s a veritable bas relief now from the wear! Poofters, the lot of them.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 7:53:07 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: blueunicorn6

It might be an early rendering of Obama.

“They talk about me like a dog”.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 7:56:29 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: cripplecreek

Ooooooohhhhhh......he bit me! Must take antidote. Antidote needs more ice. Hope he bites me again.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 8:03:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek

Of course not. When you’re built like that, you don’t step onto the field, you proudly stride to the plate.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 8:06:07 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Hardraade

Yes, it kind of looks like Obama. Mostly around the choom field.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 8:12:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Former Arkansas coach Houston Nutt’s quarterback was Casey Dick. The headline one Saturday was “Nutt To Go With Dick”. You KNOW the writer knew what he was doing.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 9:26:40 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: eartrumpet

:’)


22 posted on 10/12/2012 9:37:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek

Is that the one in Ohio?


23 posted on 10/12/2012 10:19:32 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: SunkenCiv

Neat


24 posted on 10/13/2012 6:05:40 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: SunkenCiv
Another cool place.
And another one of Mexico's 'odd places'. Zone Of Silence You Tube Video, 8:21

And yes, 'Alien Hair Guy' is in it.

[Last night's 'Ancient Aliens' on H2 was one of the best.]

25 posted on 10/13/2012 6:05:49 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Looks like one of the commenters said on the link - a saiga antelope and not an elk.


26 posted on 10/13/2012 7:09:06 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: Condor51

:’) Thanks.


27 posted on 10/13/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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