The terrible deforestation of the Amazon reveals geoglyphs. From the original caption: “Geoglyphs, geometric designs carved into the earth, have become increasingly visible with the deforestation of the Amazon.” (via Land Carvings Attest to Amazon’s Lost World - NYTimes.com)
Beyond Nazca: The Enigmatic Palpa Lines Of Peru (Including 360° HD Aerial Panorama)
Though not as famous as the Nazca Lines and Geoglyphs, those at nearby Palpa are perhaps equally intriguing. Made by the Paracas culture possibly as much as 1000 years prior to the Nazca Lines, there are more than 1600 Palpa Lines and Geoglyphs.
No one knows exactly what Nazca lines are. The only indisputable fact is that they are located in South America, at the Nazca Desert plateau in the southern part of Peru.
Scattered around the plateau, the lines are gigantic geoglyphs representing geometrical and nature objects. They are carved about 135 cm wide and 40-50 cm deep in the ground.Source: http://ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.ca
Petroglyph at the archaeological complex of Licurnique, located four hours from Olmos district in Peru’s northern region of Lambayeque.
It reveals evidence of an astronomical laboratory from the formative stage. According to excavators, astronomical functions were engraved on rocks that have successfully stood the test of time. The said archaeological site dates back to 3,500 or 4,000 years ago, and it is worth exploring without a doubt.
Metal disc/shield, Cordillera de Colan Reserved Zone in Amazonas, northern Peru.
Biologist Leyda Gueiler said the metal artifact seems to be a war shield…
"This well preserved artifact is strong evidence that the ancient cultures in Amazonas did develop metalsmithing," said Gueiler.
Nigerian Ijebu drum with fish legged figures. Egboni society. This large drum, of which the hide drumhead is missing, bears, in highly stylized carving, a representation of the king-god with his arm-supporters. The style differs from that typical of the capital city and closely resembles certain Yoruba carvings.
by Penn Museum