New geoglyph discovered in Nazca desert
The recent discovery of a new geoglyph at Pampa de Majuelos in Nazca desert has highlighted the importance of the archaeological site — declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site that depicts figures of animals, objects and anthropomorphic figures that can only be seen with the aid of flight— for the scientific community and tourism sector.
|The new Nazca geoglyph found in Peru [Credit: Yamagatu University]|
The left side of the figure depicts a head with a long tongue, while the right side —which stood out in high relief and has some spots— might reveal the body and legs.
In this sense, Sakai believes the design does not represent a realistic, but an imaginary image.
|Hypothetical reconstruction of the geoglyph [Credit: Yamagatu University]|
The researcher recalled that other geoglyphs were discovered in the same area back in 2011. The two anthropomorphic figures illustrated a decapitation scene.
“Taking into account there is an ancient path, between the two geoglyphs, heading to the Cahuachi ceremonial site, we might say the figures are linked to a pilgrimage way to such religious place,” he noted.
Source: Andina [May 07, 2016]