Skip to comments.Mysterious Elk-Shaped Structure Discovered in Russia
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.
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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.
Big drawcard: The Chalk Giant is popular with tourists [The ten most desirable villages in Britain - Gossip Rocks Forum]and Uffington Horse:
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A stone moose bit my sister.
This was first discovered by the Russian anthropologists Igor Ibenpullinurleg and Dimitri Makinstufup.
Yes...it looks just like a drawing of an elk....if the artist was blind and stoned.....but then....most artists are.
The whole planet is covered with earthworks, petroglyphs, pyramids, and other stone age graffiti.
“Shows what may be a tail”.......or the path to the outhouse.
As a (former) artist, I am not going to argue that one! ;)
First pic reminds me of the line in Young Frankenstein: He’s going to be very popular! —Igor
“The chalk giant is popular with the tourists”......especially the female tourists.
Rotate the image to the right and you get the Easter bunny.
“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!”
A-Rod didn’t even step out onto the field tonight.
... 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.
It might be an early rendering of Obama.
“They talk about me like a dog”.
Ooooooohhhhhh......he bit me! Must take antidote. Antidote needs more ice. Hope he bites me again.
Of course not. When you’re built like that, you don’t step onto the field, you proudly stride to the plate.
Yes, it kind of looks like Obama. Mostly around the choom field.
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.
Is that the one in Ohio?
And yes, 'Alien Hair Guy' is in it.
[Last night's 'Ancient Aliens' on H2 was one of the best.]
Looks like one of the commenters said on the link - a saiga antelope and not an elk.
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