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Strong winds and sandstorms reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, which occurred in the region of Ica last week, have revealed previously undiscovered Nazca lines in the Valley of El Ingenio in the Nazca plains of Peru, according to a news release in El Comercio . The geoglyphs include a zigzag line, camelids, a bird, and a snake measuring 60 metres in length. The newly-discovered lines correspond to the transition period from the Paracas to the Nazca culture, which occurred around 2,000 years ago.

The figures were discovered by pilot Eduardo Herran and researcher Gómez de la Torre, during a flight inspection made ​​this week in the Nasca desert. The geoglyphs were found on two hillsides situated to the left and right of El Ingenio Valley, near San Jose and Pampas of Jumana, where the world famous Nazca lines are concentrated.

Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, some 400 km south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nazca cover an incredible 450 km2. They are among archaeology's greatest enigmas because of their quantity, nature, size and continuity. The geoglyphs depict living creatures, stylized plants and imaginary beings, as well as geometric figures several kilometres long. The startling feature of the Nazca geoglyphs is that they can only really be appreciated from the air, raising questions about how and why they were created. The Nazca lines number in their thousands and the vast majority of them date from 200 BC to 500 AD, to a time when a people referred to as the Nazca inhabited the region.

The world-renowned Nazca lines

Researcher Eduardo Herran Gómez de la Torre said the new geoglyphs have already been georeferenced in order to register them with the National Registry of Cultural Property. This is important to prevent their destruction.

The director of the Department of Archaeology and Property Management of Decentralized Heritage Culture of Ica, Ruben Garcia Soto, called the discovery of the geoglyphs "a valuable contribution to the knowledge of the ancient Nasca".

Featured image: Newly-discovered Nazca lines. Photo source: El Comercio .

    Researchers discover a previouly unknown figure among the Nazca lines

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    Researchers in Peru have discovered a completely new geoglyph, believed to be at least 2,500 years old at the famous Nazca lines.

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    According to reports from Andina, researchers in Peru have found a previously unknown geoglyph at the Nazca lines in Peru. Discovered in the Pampa Majuelos region in the Nazca desert, the new Geoglyph –beleived to be over 2000 ears old—has highlighted the importance of the archaeological site both for tourists and archaeologists who have studied the site for decades.

    Reports from National Geographic indicates that the new Geoglyphs is a 30-meter-long figure drawn on the arid desert floor, is believed to represent an animal with a freakishly large tong aid Masato Sakai, archaeologist of Japan-based Yamagata University, who leads the research along with his Peruvian counterpart Jorge Olano.

    According to Andina-com, the ancient architects of the lines created the figurines by the careful removal of stones, which they used afterwards to create the figures by pilling them up. This technique is believed to date back qat least 2,000 years said, Masato Sakai.

    The left side of the figure depicts a head with a long tongue while the right side —which stood out in high relief and had some spots— might reveal the body and legs.

    Professor Sakar believes that the figure does not represent a real being, but was rather an imaginary image created by artists over 2,000 years ago. The scientist also recalled that several other figures were discovered five years ago when experts discovered two anthropomorphic figures illustrating what appeared to be a decapitation scene.

    The humanoid figure at Nazca. Credit: unknown.

    “Taking into account there is an ancient path, between the two geoglyphs, heading to the Cahuachi ceremonial site, we might say the figures are linked to a pilgrimage way to such religious place,” he noted.

    Scientists have tried for decades to uncover the purpose of the Nazca Lines. Some researchers have argued the Nazca lines form a labyrinth. Others have said the lines and figures matched up with the constellations in the sky, or that the Nazca Lines were part of an ancient pilgrimage route. The ancient Nazca culture was an extremely sophisticated prehistoric culture that implemented numerous advanced engineering techniques to bring underground water to the surface for irrigation. Some of the theories about the Nazca glyphs are said to be deeply connected with their irrigation methods. More controversial theories link the Nazca lines with otherworldly visitations and extraterrestrial beings that according to many could have been the reason why the Nazca people drew over thousand figures in the arid desert plateau of modern-day Peru.

    Previously Undiscovered Nazca Lines Discovered

    /> /> /> /> /> Photograph courtesy Luis Jaime Castillo, Palpa Nasca Project

    For decades, the world has been intrigued and amazed by the famous Nazca Lines geoglyphs of immense size found on the high arid plateau of a Peruvian desert. Amazing depictions of animals such as the Hummingbird, Spider, Dog, Monkey, and the Parrot were carved into the hardened upper crust of the desert with a precision that continues to baffle scientists even today. The drawings were first discovered in the 1920’s when commercial plane flights began flying over the plain and were believed to have been created between 500 BC and 500 AD.

    Newly Discovered Human Figures – Photo Credit: National Geographic

    Now, utilizing drone technology, Archeologists have discovered over 50 additional drawings in the neighboring Palpa province. These previously undiscovered Nazca carvings remained hidden their lines being to faint to be seen by the naked eye. Drone-mapping with high-resolution photography has allowed the team, led by Luis Jaime Castillo, to bring the heavily-worn geoglyphs into focus. Fabrizio Serván, one of Professor Castillo’s students is being credited as the co-founder of the new lines.

    Needle-like Object – Photo Credit: National Geographic

    Some of the newly discovered lines belong to the Nazca culture, yet the scientific team believes that some also belong to the Paracas or Topará cultures, which are much older. The new lines were found on hillsides and are mostly human figures presented as warriors, while the original Nazca lines are animals or geometric shapes and lines. The discovery has renewed research into the Nazca region and the scientific community will likely see new theories about the meanings of the lines. Also, the success of the new process should lead to many archeological sites being revisited in hopes of finding other hidden gems.

    This is not the first time in recent years that new glyphs have been brought to light. In 2014 Eduardo Herrán Gómez de la Torre, a pilot and researcher, discovered several previously unseen drawings after high winds and sandstorms.

    Photo Credit – National Geographic

    Additional Reading

    To learn more about the Nazca Lines, please look at this article: The Nazca Lines

    All of the photography in this piece are credited to National Geographic unless otherwise identified

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    Decline of the Nazca

    Like the Moche, who lived along the arid northern coast of Peru during the same time period, it is thought that the Nazca may have been forced into decline by environmental changes. This is thought to have occurred when an El Niño triggered widespread and destructive flooding, leaving the civilization unstable by 750 CE. Evidence also suggests that the Nazca people may have exacerbated the effects of these floods by gradually cutting down Prosopis pallida trees to make room for maize and cotton agriculture. These trees play an extremely important role as an ecological keystone of this landscape, in particular preventing river and wind erosion. Gradual removal of trees would have exposed the landscape to the effects of climate perturbations such as El Niño, leading to erosion and leaving irrigation systems high and dry.

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    The Nazca lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert, a high arid plateau that stretches more than 80 km (50 miles) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana in Peru.

    The glyphs are believed to have been created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and AD 700. They include hundreds of individual figures, ranging in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, etc. The creators of the lines and why they were made are unknown. Though many theories exist, such as sun calendars or alien guidance, one by Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist, suggesting that “Ancient people drew geoglyphs of constellations that are most related to water” fascinated me the most.

    The renderings are explained as part of a practice involving the worship of deities associated with the availability of water, and thus the fertility of crops. The lines were interpreted primarily as sacred paths leading to points of worship, and the figures were of sacred animals and objects to invoke their aid. Also, a massive, exactly symmetric arrow more than 50 km long was discovered when NASA launched its Landsat™ imagery. This geoglyph can only be seen from space. Was this also created by ancient people?

    More to Discover, More to Protect

    Now that researchers have documented the newfound lines, they're eager to protect them. The new geoglyphs fall within the UNESCO World Heritage Site encompassing the Nasca and Palpa lines, and according to Isla, they are not under immediate threat.

    However, the newfound lines have yet to be registered with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture. The lines' co-discoverer, Fabrizio Serván, a student at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, says that the necessary maps and drawings are currently being drafted.

    Perhaps the lines will soon have company. GlobalXplorer users have flagged hundreds of new potential sites that Peruvian archaeologists will continue ground truthing this fall and winter.

    “The data and information obtained with the GlobalXplorer project are extraordinary in quality and quantity, and above all in a relatively short period of time,” says Isla. “This puts us at the forefront in the registry of archaeological sites and geoglyphs in particular.”

    “We give the data to local experts: This is their cultural patrimony, they're the stakeholders,” says Parcak. “We're providing a resource.”

    In the future, Parcak and Castillo say that GlobalXplorer data can help protect archaeological sites from unplanned urban and rural encroachment, which, beyond looting and the occasional errant truck driver, is by far the biggest threat facing Peru's geoglyphs.

    Castillo describes the ongoing encroachment as “land trafficking”: a sophisticated effort within Peru to forge deeds and build illegal housing by the acre, erasing the country's cultural heritage in the process.

    “We're not fighting a looter with his shovel, running away when you're blowing a whistle we're fighting an army of lawyers,” he says. “This is a constant battle, so the work we're doing—documenting the sites, geo-referencing—is the best protection we can give the sites.”

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