Huge Cat Etched Into Peruvian Hillside Believed to Be Over 2,000 Years Old

Archaeologists recently discovered a giant cat ‘geoglpyh’ etched into a hillside in Peru and experts say it dates back to 200 B.C. to 100 B.C.

The giant cat stretches roughly 40 yards (36.5 meters) and was found at the historic Nazca Lines, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Nazca Lines are a group of very large geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were created between 500 BCE and 500 CE by people making depressions or shallow incisions in the desert floor, removing pebbles and leaving differently coloured dirt exposed.

h/t: twistedsifter

The designs were believed to have been created when ancient Peruvians scraped off a dark and rocky layer of earth, which contrasts with lighter-colored sand underneath. Researchers believe that the figures once served as travel markers. Drone photography has led to several discoveries in recent years. In 2019, researchers from Japan, aided by satellite photography and three-dimensional imaging, unearthed more than 140 new geoglyphs at the site. – The New York Times.





(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

Let's Travel from Toronto to Egypt, All within the UK
Then and Now: 31 Amazing Pictures Show The Change Of Madrid Over Time
Salt Mine Therapy in Belarus
The Annual Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea
The Unique Marvels Of Croatia's Underwater Park
Photographer Documented An Empty Mall In NY During Peak Of Coronavirus Outbrake
The Photographer Has Travelled The Western Australian Coast Since The Early 90s, Capturing Clotheslines In All Their Glory
Cycling Head And Shoulders Above Havana
Venezuelan Crisis Leaves Families With Empty Fridges
He Lives In A Tree, Doesn't Wear Shoes, And Brushes His Teeth With A Pinecone
Inside Chernobyl’s No-Go Zone 30 Years After The Nuclear Apocalypse
Internet In Real Life: This Small Italian Village Became A Web 2.0 Intervention Project
Lost City Shicheng Found Underwater in China
The Wonderful Village Without Roads That You Wish You Never Had To Leave
Inuits from Remote Russia Get Used to being Photographed for the Very First Time
End of Life in Japan
The 37th International Hot Air Balloon Week in Switzerland
"Live The Martian Experience": Get A Taste Of Life On Mars At The Sun City Camp
This Unicorn Cafe In Bangkok May Be The Happiest Place On Earth
Balloonists Take To The Skies To Launch The Bristol
Dickens World, The Defunct Theme Park Dedicated To Live Action Re-Enactments Of Charles Dickens Novels
The City that Builts into the Rock
2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, “Places”, Week 4
Classic Cars Found Abandoned In Welsh Mine For More Than 40 Years
Fascinating Underwater Museum Of The Communist Era At Cape Tarkhankut Of Crimea
Japan Turns Competitive Pillow Fighting Into An Art Form
This Is Strange But True
Burning Man 2015: Here’s What You’re Missing At The Most Awesome Festival On The Planet
I Follow You! Christian LeBlanc Copies Instagram Craze With Photos Of Girlfriend Leading Him
National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 Is Underway