Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by
Message
L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
39573 posts
Online

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

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


Image: http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn2/feeds/LiveScience/660/371/3-Russia-geoglyph.jpg


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





MississippiLSUfan
LSU Fan
Brookhaven
Member since Oct 2005
10470 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?


L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
39573 posts
Online

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


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
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.


deltaland
Ohio State Fan
Member since Mar 2011
27339 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.


MississippiLSUfan
LSU Fan
Brookhaven
Member since Oct 2005
10470 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.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Sentrius
USA Fan
Fort Rozz
Member since Jun 2011
26091 posts

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


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
MFn GIMP
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2011
8949 posts

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


Wild Thang
USA Fan
10-7 Superbowl!!!!!
Member since Jun 2009
24296 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old
Prometheus type shite right there.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
CarrolltonTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2005
46799 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.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
JohnnyT
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Feb 2005
1104 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old
Extinct giant snail trail


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
TN Bhoy
USA Fan
Sketty, Wales
Member since Apr 2010
47476 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old
Excuse me, but how the frick is this political?


La Place Mike
LSU Fan
West Florida Republic
Member since Jan 2004
18185 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.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
sugar71
UCLA Fan
baton rouge
Member since Jun 2012
2363 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.


L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
39573 posts
Online

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.


Jahel
Member since Nov 2011
5576 posts

re: Mysterious 'Nazca lines' in Russia are thousands of years old
It was in Russia...commie bastards


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
MississippiLSUfan
LSU Fan
Brookhaven
Member since Oct 2005
10470 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?



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
39573 posts
Online

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


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
sugar71
UCLA Fan
baton rouge
Member since Jun 2012
2363 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



L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
39573 posts
Online

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.


Page 1 of 2

Back to top

Follow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram