Skip to comments.Japanese Researchers Find New Giant Picture On Peru's Nazca Plateau
Posted on 04/20/2006 3:07:33 PM PDT by blam
Japanese researchers find new giant picture on Peru's Nazca Plateau
The new Nazca Plateau image discovered by the research team from Yamagata University. (Photo courtesy of Yamagata University)A new giant picture on the Nazca Plateau in Peru, which is famous for giant patterns that can be seen from the air, has been discovered by a team of Japanese researchers.
The image is 65 meters long, and appears to be an animal with horns. It is thought to have been drawn as a symbol of hopes for good crops, but there are no similar patterns elsewhere, and the type of the animal remains unclear.
The discovery marks the first time since the 1980s that a picture other than a geometrical pattern has been found on the Nazca Plateau.
The picture was found by a team of researchers including Masato Sakai, an associate professor at Yamagata University, after they analyzed images from a U.S. commercial satellite. They confirmed it was a previously undiscovered picture in a local survey in March this year. It is located at the south of the Nazca Plateau, and apparently went undiscovered since few tourist planes pass over the area.
There is evidence that vehicles had driven in the area, and part of the picture is destroyed.
Two parts of the picture, that appear to be horns, bear close resemblance to those that appear on earthenware dating from 100 B.C. to A.D. 600, during the time when the Nazca kingdom flourished, and it is thought that they relate to fertility rites.
The research team will use images from the advanced land-observing satellite "Daichi," which was launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in January this year, to create a distribution map of images on the earth that can be seen from the air.
"We want to identify all the images, and work to preserve earth pictures that are gradually being destroyed," Sakai said. (Mainichi)
April 20, 2006
Apparently, overcompensating has been going on for centuries.
"The image is 65 meters long, and appears to be an animal with horns."
Too bad. If it looked like Jesus and was on a piece of rye toast, they coulda made some money on Ebay.
Quick, somebody post a pic of the Eva Longoria/Maxim cover from Google Earth.
Looks more like Gordon Schumway!!!
Is the a picture of Rhonda nearby?
I dunno. Looks like a "4" to me.
Nice - looks photoshopped, eh?
Maybe that's the origin of that "wicked man" on the hill in England.
It does have a surreal look, to me at least.
Your good enlargement shows hilly terrain. The aliens always worked on flat land.
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There is a picture of Elvis on Mars, so what is the big deal.
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Stretching across the Nazca plains like a giant map or blueprint left by ancient astronauts, lie the famous Nazca Lines of Peru. Peru is associated with the Incan Civilization who many link with alien visitors who still interact with local people to this day.
The Nazca Lines are an engima. No one has proof who built them or why. Since their discovery, the Nazca Lines have inspired fantastic explanations from ancient gods, a landing strip for returning aliens, a celestial calendar created by the ancient Nazca civilization -- putting the creation of the lines between 200 BC and 600 AD, used for rituals probably related to astronomy, to confirm the ayllus or clans who made up the population and to determine through ritual their economic functions held up by reciprocity and redistribution, or a map of underground water supplies.
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