Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
37360 posts

Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


May pre-date Peru's famous Nazca lines by thousands of years.




quote:

A huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer discovered in Russia may predate Peru's famous Nazca Lines by thousands of years.

The animal-shaped stone structure, located near Lake Zjuratkul in the Ural Mountains, north of Kazakhstan, has an elongated muzzle, four legs and two antlers. A historical Google Earth satellite image from 2007 shows what may be a tail, but this is less clear in more recent imagery.

Excluding the possible tail, the animal stretches for about 900 feet (275 meters) at its farthest points (northwest to southeast), the researchers estimate, equivalent to two American football fields. The figure faces north and would have been visible from a nearby ridge.

"The figure would initially have looked white and slightly shiny against the green grass background," write Stanislav Grigoriev, of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of History & Archaeology, and Nikolai Menshenin, of the State Centre for Monument Protection, in an article first detailing the discovery published last spring in the journal Antiquity. They note that it is now covered by a layer of soil.

Fieldwork carried out this past summer has shed more light on the glyph's composition and date, suggesting it may be the product of a "megalithic culture," researchers say.

LINK









Back to top
Share:
MississippiLSUfan
LSU Fan
Brookhaven
Member since Oct 2005
10405 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


What took so long to discover this? Did they just now start flying planes over there?





Back to top
L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
37360 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


Evidently it was covered by dirt. Not sure why it wasnt covered by dirt when Google Earth snapped the photo in 2007.


This post was edited on 10/13 at 1:30 pm


Back to top
CITWTT
LSU Fan
baton rouge
Member since Sep 2005
31765 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


Russia span twelve time zones, Siberia is one massive bit of real estate that still is basically unknown.





Back to top
deltaland
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Mar 2011
22553 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

Russia span twelve time zones, Siberia is one massive bit of real estate that still is basically unknown.


This. Russia is massive and largely uninhabited. Lot's of weird hidden stuff out there.






Back to top
MississippiLSUfan
LSU Fan
Brookhaven
Member since Oct 2005
10405 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


Oh. Well I love shite like this. I could watch what the ancients knew 24/7.





Back to top
Sentrius
USA Fan
Fort Rozz
Member since Jun 2011
17957 posts
 Online 

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

This. Russia is massive and largely uninhabited. Lot's of weird hidden stuff out there.


Yep.

Almost their entire country, population and infrastructure is practically in westernmost Russia.



This post was edited on 10/15 at 10:19 am


Back to top
MFn GIMP
LSU Fan
Owensboro, Kentucky
Member since Feb 2011
8372 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old








Back to top
Wild Thang
New Orleans Saints Fan
Who Dat Nation!!!! 438
Member since Jun 2009
21944 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


Prometheus type shite right there.





Back to top
CarrolltonTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2005
46281 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

Siberia is one massive bit of real estate that still is basically unknown.


But this is in the Urals near kazakhistan? The Urals are the western edge of Siberia not in siberia, relatively well known, explored and exploited particulary in the area near Kazakhastan and not at all rugged, they are perhaps the most underwhelming mountain range on the planet.






Back to top
JohnnyT
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Feb 2005
1052 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


Extinct giant snail trail





Back to top
TN Bhoy
USA Fan
Sketty, Wales
Member since Apr 2010
41140 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


Excuse me, but how the frick is this political?





Back to top
La Place Mike
LSU Fan
West Florida Republic
Member since Jan 2004
15445 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

Excuse me, but how the frick is this political?

Well we could vote on whether it's a deer, elk or and anteater.






Back to top
sugar71
UCLA Fan
baton rouge
Member since Jun 2012
1501 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

Excuse me, but how the frick is this political?


I find many of the non political articles linked here odd as well. Judging by some of the posters here I would think it's some type of Cultural pride type posting?

The bus driver punching the woman has nothing to do with politics either?

Many other non political articles with Cultural leanings as well.






Back to top
L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
37360 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

Excuse me, but how the frick is this political?
It's science related. Traditionally science threads have found a home on the Poli Board.






Back to top
Jahel
Member since Nov 2011
5576 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


It was in Russia...commie bastards





Back to top
MississippiLSUfan
LSU Fan
Brookhaven
Member since Oct 2005
10405 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

The bus driver punching the woman has nothing to do with politics either?


Yeah but it was funny as hell. We allow humor here. Do you happen to have any ghetto beatdown videos that you would like to share?







Back to top
L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
37360 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

I find many of the non political articles linked here odd as well. Judging by some of the posters here I would think it's some type of Cultural pride type posting?

The bus driver punching the woman has nothing to do with politics either?

Many other non political articles with Cultural leanings as well
Traditionally therads dealing with society, culture, and science have found a home on the Poli Board.



This post was edited on 10/13 at 7:01 pm


Back to top
sugar71
UCLA Fan
baton rouge
Member since Jun 2012
1501 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

It's science related. Traditionally science threads have found a home on the Poli Board.


Because it's obvious how much respect for science the GOP & right leaning poli board has







Back to top
L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
37360 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old


quote:

Because it's obvious how much respect for science the GOP & right leaning poli board has
You lost me there.






Back to top


Back to top




//