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Wari geoglyph found in southern Peru
Peru this Week ^ | July 24, 2014 | Rachel Chase

Posted on 08/02/2014 9:09:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Archaeologists undertaking investigations in the Peruvian region of Arequipa discovered a large geoglyph last December.

According to Peru21, the geoglyph is approximately 60 meters by 40 meters and is located in the province of Caylloma.

Peru21 reports that the initial archaeological investigations were performed at the request of the Consorcio Angostura – Siguas, an agroindustrial company that is executing an irrigation project in the area. Consorcio Angostura – Siguas would have ordered the investigation in order to receive a certificate from the Ministry of Culture stating that there were no archaeological sites in the area, allowing them to continue with their irrigation project.

Experts say that the geoglyph was created by members of the Wari culture in 1200 or 1300 AD. The geoglyph has been dubbed “Gross Munsa,” and is the only known geoglyph in Arequipa.

Peru21 reports that excavators also found other objects that they hope will help to shed some light on Wari culture and practices.

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


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; nazca; nazcalines; peru; wair
Large design is being described as similar to the famous Nasca lines. (Photo: Peru21)

Large design is being described as similar to the famous Nasca lines. (Photo: Peru21)

1 posted on 08/02/2014 9:09:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 08/02/2014 9:09:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

It always intrigues me to wonder WHY people who had much better things to do (like finding FOOD and WATER) spent time doing things like this.

It had to be extremely important to them for some reason.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 9:14:54 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Aliens


4 posted on 08/02/2014 9:17:03 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Reminds me of the ‘plans’ for the Tent Tabernacle ...


5 posted on 08/02/2014 9:19:11 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: UCANSEE2

Spirituality most likely. I know the natives around Nazca say their ancestors walked the lines performing rituals at certain points as a means of worship.

Pretty much every big thing ancient people did was related to spirituality, the afterlife, or astrology.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 9:19:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Looking out the window here I see acres of soybean plants.

They’re not ready for harvest.

Agriculture is the bedrock of civilization, as it makes it possible to have a year-round food supply that is more nutritious and less time-consuming. Keeping who owns what straight led to surveying, and recordkeeping, and writing.

These large, basically useless displays of construction are diagnostic of settled agriculture.

And yes, I would prefer to be looking at acres of corn.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 9:21:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: UCANSEE2

No TV.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 9:23:27 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: UCANSEE2
It always intrigues me to wonder WHY people who had much better things to do (like finding FOOD and WATER) spent time doing things like this. It had to be extremely important to them for some reason.

I was one of the "why?" students that profs either appreciated or detested, hence the variety of grades I received.

In reading of past cultures such as these, your intriguing "why" has not been addressed adequately within the range of my hearing and study. Lots of books, too many books, wild and wooly books, but not nearly enough of the convincing "here's why"...although the Holy Bible does provide clues worth following...
9 posted on 08/02/2014 9:24:42 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SunkenCiv
Reminds me of the 'Keyhole' tombs in Japan.
10 posted on 08/02/2014 9:25:46 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: UCANSEE2
"It always intrigues me to wonder WHY people who had much better things to do (like finding FOOD and WATER) spent time doing things like this."

Millenia from now, people will pick up old copies of TV guide featuring Love Boat, Three's Company and Fantasy Island, and ask the very same question...

11 posted on 08/02/2014 9:30:17 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Big”F’iing”Whoopee!!!!!!!!!!Who Cares??????????????


12 posted on 08/02/2014 9:31:22 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: UCANSEE2

Religion is part of what defines human. We’re hard wired for it. Look at the atheists’ inability to keep their non belief to themselves but rather join together in their own version of a cult.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 9:34:53 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: MHGinTN

Yes. I noticed that too.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 9:39:47 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Andy Wari-hol work? From beyond.. :-!


15 posted on 08/02/2014 9:53:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Consorcio Angostura – Siguas would have ordered the investigation in order to receive a certificate from the Ministry of Culture stating that there were no archaeological sites in the area, allowing them to continue with their irrigation project.

Better go back as far as possible, and check satellite photos, to see if it was there several years ago. Heck of a lot more creative than planting some ferrets or jumping mice, if it wasn't.

16 posted on 08/02/2014 10:08:21 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SunkenCiv

Don’t you just put a marble on it and tilt the thing until you get the marble in the hole?


17 posted on 08/02/2014 10:11:17 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: UCANSEE2
It always intrigues me to wonder WHY people who had much better things to do (like finding FOOD and WATER) spent time doing things like this.

It was crucially important to them. They worshipped the high Andes mountains which they saw as the source for the one thing that meant life or death to them: water. Glyphs were created to be seen by the mountain gods, not space aliens. It was the desperate need for agricultural water that caused them to sacrifice their most precious assets, their children, in high mountain burial ceremonies in attempts to appease the water gods.

18 posted on 08/02/2014 10:42:42 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: bandleader

About your pointless reply? No one except you.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 11:32:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Since it looks like a series of stairs, maybe this is what they were going for?
They didn't pull it off, but they gave it a shot :)


20 posted on 08/02/2014 12:06:44 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: MHGinTN

Thank goodness I’m not the only one.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 1:22:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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22 posted on 08/02/2014 1:25:33 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: UCANSEE2
It always intrigues me to wonder WHY people who had much better things to do (like finding FOOD and WATER) spent time doing things like this.

It had to be extremely important to them for some reason.

If you have lunatics running the show, and the population is disarmed, you can get many strange things accomplished.

23 posted on 08/03/2014 12:07:35 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: The Cajun

I can never get enough of MC Escher playing with three dimensional space. One of a kind.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 12:24:29 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: cripplecreek; SunkenCiv

There is a path in there. I wonder if they walked the path as part of their spirituality. Sort of like some Christians walk labyrinths.


25 posted on 08/05/2014 2:59:39 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

I wonder if all those geoglyphs were the works of various autistic shamans?


26 posted on 08/08/2014 6:10:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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