The lines at Nazca aren't the only landscape
figures this region boasts. 850 miles south of Nazca is perhaps the world's largest
human figure, etched into the side of Solitary Mountain. The Giant of Atacama
at Cerro Unitas is an incredible 393 feet high and is surrounded by lines similar
to those at Nazca. In fact there is a copy of this image at Nazca, although the
only place I have seen it mentioned is in Erich von Daniken's "Arrival of
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are drawings of llamas, with large images of birds, lizards, fish, crosses, humans
and patterns also appearing in the Atacama desert of northern Chile.
Just 130 miles from Nazca, dug into a sloping hill at Pisco Bay on the Peruvian
coast, this drawing looks very much like a candlestick - which gives it the name
of "The Candelabra of the Andes". There has been much speculation about the
purpose of the 595 foot high candelabra, but no definitive answer. It is constructed
in a different manner to the Nazca lines, using trenches up to one metre in depth,
and is best viewed from out at sea - it can be seen from as far away as 12 miles.
Pottery found near the figure has been carbon dated to 200 BC.|
Other, less mysterious lines and figures have
been found within Peru - between the Fortaleza, Pativilca and Rimac valleys, in
the Viru Valley (on the north coast), the Sierra Pintada (the painted mountains)
and in the Zana Valley, over 1,000 km to the north of Nazca.*
And these at Santa Valley:
of Santa Valley, Peru. The scale represents 10 meters. Ignore the vertical double
line - it is not a geoglyph but rather the azimuth heading of 280-degrees.
Using Google Maps, David Flynn has discovered the "Geoglyphs of Teohuanaco". Visit his article for many photos of this vast area of man-made patterns, like these:
Along the Colorado
river between southern Nevada and the Gulf of California are more than 200 huge
figures. The first to be discovered was the giant near Blythe, California by a
pilot in 1923.
Found just north of Quartzite, Arizona, is the Bouse
You might also want to check out a star burst
Lake, California, and the giant of Paradise
Valley in Southwestern Montana that is around 1,287 ft. long with an arm span
of about 330 ft!
geoglyphs are mostly chalk figures, which require constant maintenance to stop
them disappearing back beneath grass and soil. This lack of durability means that
many others are bound to have disappeared centuries ago. The Uffington White Horse and the Long
man of Wilmington, are famous. Visit the Hillfigure
Homepage for 41 other British figures.
are still busy making geoglyphs, perhaps with more ease than earlier examples.
Australia has a few modern geoglyphs, such as the Marree
Man, constructed in 1998, and 4 kms tall - and a Giant
Wallaby. You can also check out another recent one at Munich
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Comments from Visitors
I have spent part of an afternoon reading about the Nazca lines and I've found them quite fascinating!
- One thing I would like to comment on is that when I looked at the picture of the image at Pisco Bay, I was immediately reminded of a Yucca plant in full bloom.
- where are these giants!!!!!!
I too was reading about the Nazca lines. On this site actually. When I scimmed across the photo of the Candelabra on the mountain, a thought came to mind. A candelabra holds candels...associated with fire. And this candelabra was on a mountain. A mountain that holds fire..a volcano. I'm no scientist nor am I even fully an adult but..it kind of seemed like common sense to me. Maybe they're trying to tell us something big about some big volcano. Agree?
Dr. Dale D. Moser Sr.:
Stopped by the Bouse Fisherman this weekend.
- It is hard to find without local help. The govt
- don't want you to know where it is either but do have a BLM Marker at N33 47.360 W 114.05.715
- You might want to add the GPS Coordinates to your site.
At the moment I am compiling a project on the nazca lines, and this site has proven very helpfull.
About candelabra of andes there is one interesting thing I read in a book.It mentions that in Indian Mythological Epic Ramayana it is said that the end of east direction from india is marked by A big (Golden)Trident on a Mountain.There are theories about the origination of South american cultures like Maya from Hindus.U can read about it here.
- http:// www.atributetohinduism.com/ articles_hinduism/ 13.htm
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Script by Alex
David J.; "Desert Ground Drawings in the Lower Santa Valley, North Coast of Peru,"
American Antiquity," 53:794, 1988