A research group led by Professor Masato Sakai of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Yamagata University has discovered 168 new "Nazca Lines" in Peru, South America, which are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Field surveys by aerial laser surveys and drones, and subsequent data analysis, show that the painting was made between 100 BC and 300 AD.

 According to Yamagata University, the newly discovered geoglyphs depict humans, cats, killer whales, birds, and snakes.Some seem to depict herds of camelids, while others have geoglyphs as long as 50 meters.Both are drawn by removing the black stones that spread on the surface of the earth to expose the white sand underneath.

 Of the 168, 36 were found in the Aja district, near Nazca.Yamagata University confirmed the existence of 41 geoglyphs in the Aha area, and in 2017, an archaeological park was opened.The discovery of this time revealed that a total of 77 geoglyphs were concentrated in the Ruins Park.Since 2019, the survey has proceeded with aerial laser surveying and field surveys using drones, and data analysis has been carried out on the collected images.

 The Nazca geoglyphs are thought to have been drawn by the people of the Nazca culture, which flourished from the 2nd century BC to the 8th century AD. I don't know what I drew without the body. Although research has continued since its discovery in 20, there is no established theory as to why it was drawn.

reference:[Yamagata University] Discovered 168 new geoglyphs on the Nasca Plateau and its surroundings -New geoglyphs and protection-

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