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Japanese Researchers Find New Giant Picture On Peru's Nazca Plateau
Mainichi ^ | 4-20-2006

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


TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: epigraphyandlanguage; find; giant; godsgravesglyphs; japan; japanese; lima; nazca; nazcalines; new; peru; perus; picture; plateau; researchers

1 posted on 04/20/2006 3:07:37 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Gamera


2 posted on 04/20/2006 3:08:35 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: blam
it is thought that they relate to fertility rites

Apparently, overcompensating has been going on for centuries.

3 posted on 04/20/2006 3:15:11 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: blam

"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.


4 posted on 04/20/2006 3:53:48 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Quick, somebody post a pic of the Eva Longoria/Maxim cover from Google Earth.


5 posted on 04/20/2006 3:54:14 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

6 posted on 04/20/2006 4:03:15 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: blam
I hope this will appear enlarged and still holding resolution to everyone as it does on my screen.


7 posted on 04/20/2006 4:18:47 PM PDT by Eagle9
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To: Eagle9

Looks more like Gordon Schumway!!!




Is the a picture of Rhonda nearby?


8 posted on 04/20/2006 4:20:43 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (VPD of LCpl Smoothguy242, USMC, somewhere in Afghanistan's Kunar Province.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I dunno. Looks like a "4" to me.


9 posted on 04/20/2006 4:21:46 PM PDT by rusty millet
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To: Eagle9

Nice - looks photoshopped, eh?


10 posted on 04/20/2006 4:22:48 PM PDT by don-o
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To: blam
Maybe the space aliens were showing what kind of earthlings could be found there.

Maybe that's the origin of that "wicked man" on the hill in England.

11 posted on 04/20/2006 4:24:16 PM PDT by Savage Beast ( The Spirit of Flight 93 is the Spirit of America. R.I.P., Todd Beamer.)
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To: don-o

Bullwinkle ?


12 posted on 04/20/2006 4:24:27 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: don-o
Nice - looks photoshopped, eh?

It does have a surreal look, to me at least.

13 posted on 04/20/2006 4:27:49 PM PDT by Eagle9
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To: Eagle9

Your good enlargement shows hilly terrain. The aliens always worked on flat land.


14 posted on 04/20/2006 4:34:04 PM PDT by don-o
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To: blam; FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; ...
Thanks Blam.

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15 posted on 04/20/2006 10:58:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam

There is a picture of Elvis on Mars, so what is the big deal.


16 posted on 04/20/2006 11:46:07 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (LINCOLN COUNTY RED DEVILS STATE CHAMPIONS)
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To: don-o

These were The Beverly Hillbilly Aliens.


17 posted on 04/20/2006 11:47:53 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (LINCOLN COUNTY RED DEVILS STATE CHAMPIONS)
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To: blam

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.

http://www.crystalinks.com/nazca.html


The Nazca Plateau ~
Where Human History Touches the Sky !
Perhaps this century's most amazing tangible discovery
and our contribution to science is a freeway running through it

http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/barada/267/Siriusly/ancient-nazca.html#

Hotspots in category Man Made Wonders
Whiting Refinery
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/hotspots/index.php?cat=14


18 posted on 04/21/2006 12:43:54 AM PDT by restornu
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To: blam

Elder sign?


19 posted on 04/21/2006 3:36:17 AM PDT by Junior (Identical fecal matter, alternate diurnal period)
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To: blam
I don't buy it. Looks somewhat nondescript to me.

1. Killer Whale
2. Wing
3. Baby Condor
4. Bird
5. Animal
6. Spiral
7. Lizard
8. Tree
9. Hands
10. Spiral
11. Spider
12. Flower
13. Dog
14. Astronaut
15. Triangle
16. Whale
17. Trapazoids
18. Star
19. Pelican
20. Bird
21. Trapazoid
22. Hummingbird
23. Trapezoid
24. Monkey
25. Llama
26. Trapezoids 

20 posted on 04/21/2006 3:44:06 AM PDT by djf (Bedtime story: Once upon a time, they snuck on the boat and threw the tea over. In a land far away..)
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To: djf

And it wasn't me who misspelled trapezoid.

http://www.lost-civilizations.net/inca-nazca-lines.html


21 posted on 04/21/2006 3:46:40 AM PDT by djf (Bedtime story: Once upon a time, they snuck on the boat and threw the tea over. In a land far away..)
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To: djf

I think #4 is a landing strip with a bird decoration!


22 posted on 04/21/2006 4:27:09 AM PDT by Woodman ("One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives." PW)
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To: djf

The one at the top looks like an arrow pointing to north.


23 posted on 04/21/2006 5:04:39 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Ancient directions to the gringo border?


24 posted on 04/21/2006 5:16:57 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Rage is the fuel that powers the islamic machine)
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To: blam
Neat.

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

Why is it that all these finds seem to have something to do with fertility rites.

25 posted on 04/21/2006 6:54:06 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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To: restornu

Wow, sort of like 'crop circles' in stone but not.


26 posted on 04/21/2006 6:58:50 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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To: djf
"14. Astronaut"

LOL!

27 posted on 04/21/2006 7:10:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Junior
ROFL!

Yog sothoth, baby!

28 posted on 04/21/2006 7:16:52 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: BenLurkin

#15 is *definitely* a Bogen tripod with a Manfrotto ball head.
I'm a photographer.
I know these things.


[rofl!]


29 posted on 04/21/2006 7:20:17 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: Eagle9
I'm trying ot find this on Google Maps. Here's the location of the famous Nazca Lines. Do we have coordinates for the new "picture"?
30 posted on 04/21/2006 9:02:26 AM PDT by BJClinton (Happy San Jacinto Day!)
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To: Eagle9

What is it doing on terrain? Don't they usually put these on flat land?


31 posted on 04/21/2006 9:05:51 AM PDT by RightWhale (Off touch and out of base)
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To: Eagle9

I swear if you outline the bottom part of that it is the Venus de Milo...


32 posted on 04/21/2006 9:09:55 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Eagle9

E.T's Pregnant!


33 posted on 04/21/2006 10:40:26 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: restornu

Johnny Cloverseed was a chronic drunk and the cows followed him faithfully.


34 posted on 04/21/2006 10:42:36 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: BJClinton
I'm trying ot find this on Google Maps. Here's the location of the famous Nazca Lines. Do we have coordinates for the new "picture"?

I don't know. Try contacting blam.

35 posted on 04/22/2006 8:57:47 AM PDT by Eagle9
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To: Syncro
I swear if you outline the bottom part of that it is the Venus de Milo...

Hay Sync! You have a good imagination but I think your metal sculptures reflect it much better than your .. uh ... paintshop drawings.     Heh heh

36 posted on 04/22/2006 9:19:15 AM PDT by Eagle9
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To: RightWhale
What is it doing on terrain? Don't they usually put these on flat land?

I read a lot of the GGG threads that are posted here but those about ancient dwellings and mounds interest me the most. These lines are interesting to me because of their scale. It would seem that mountainous terrain would pose a much greater difficulty than flat land. Those on flat land are the ones I'm vaguely familiar with.

37 posted on 04/22/2006 9:33:22 AM PDT by Eagle9
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To: Eagle9

Sometimes crop circles are done on terrain and you wonder how they do the layout. It has to involve more than scaled up drafting tools. The Nazca figures were done without being able to see them from above unless they had hot-air balloons, which is barely possible, but on flat land it could be done without much trouble even if nobody could see the results.


38 posted on 04/22/2006 9:39:11 AM PDT by RightWhale (Off touch and out of base)
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