Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Peru Geoglyphs Slideshow

Check out this fascinating slideshow display. Mostly I saw bird's heads - lots of birds' heads.  In picture 7, what IS that orange-colored figure in the lower right hand area???  A stylized scorpion?  Something else?  I did not see a serpent in that image, despite the hint that it's eye was a lake and its forked tongue was two rivers.  Just did not see it.

So - are they there - or are we (the viewers) just imagining things, like seeing images in the clouds that are there for some moments and then disappear and form into something else?  One thing is certain, if there is anything there, it will soon be gone forever, wiped out by modern encroachment. 

And if there is something there, how the hell did they do it??? These images, if images they are, can only be recognized from on high.  What kind of technology did they utilize to create the birds' heads, and whatever other figures are there?  Would not the construction of the figures entail some very sophisticated mathematical calculations and surveying skills, in addition to directing an army of workers on a scale to rival those put to work building the pyramids and other great monuments in ancient Egypt?

We still have so much to learn!

Peru Geoglyphs: Slide Show
by Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News
Oct. 14, 2010 -- Amelia Carolina Sparavigna, assistant professor at the department of physics of Turin's Polytechnic University used Google satellite maps and AstroFracTool, an astronomical image-processing program which she developed, to investigate over 463 square miles of land around Peru's Titicaca Lake.

Enhanced satellite imagery suggest that some land forms were not only the remains of extensive agricultural systems, but also designs made to represent birds, snakes and other animals.

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna
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