Archaeologists have uncovered the ancient outline of a giant feline while conducting maintenance work at the UNESCO heritage site in Peru and it’s a sight to behold…
It’s hard to believe this is a real thing, but perhaps I’ve just been living under a rock, or in a cave with a hidden giant cat sketched on the outside of it without even knowing it.
According to the Guardian, the feline Nazca line, is dated back to between 200BC and 100BC and came to archaeologist attention during work to improve access to one of the hills that provides a natural vantage point from which many of the other designs can be seen.
What the ???
Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, roughly 400 km south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nazca cover about 450 km2.
These lines, which were scratched on the surface of the ground, are among archaeology’s greatest enigmas because of their quantity, nature, size, and continuity.
The geoglyphs, that are believed to have ritual astronomical functions, depict living creatures, stylized plants, imaginary beings and now CATS.
Reports state that the geoglyph was cleaned and conserved, and shows a feline with its head facing the front.
The impressive work is a huge 37 metres long, with well-defined lines that varied in width between 30cm and 40cm.
Perhaps this geoglyph gives us an insight into animals of the past, and actually 40m fierce half car-half dinosaurs roamed the Earth?
Or maybe more this?
Could you imagine bumping into a real-life version of this ancient feline? I wonder if it liked to angrily push things off the kitchen surface like cats of today?
Peru has got it going on
Peru was also in the travel spotlight earlier this month, after the authorities that be, over at Machu Picchu decided to open the Peruvian Historical Sanctuary for one day, for one stranded Japanese tourist, whose dream was to visit the site.
How amazing is that?
Is Peru on your travel wishlist?
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