2000 year old Giant Cat Drawing discovered in Peru
The Peruvian archaeologists have discovered a 37 metre long cat drawing on the famous Nazca lines of Peru. The Nazca lines of Peru is an UNESCO Heritage site.
- The Nazca lines consists of several gigantic geoglyph dating back to more than 2000 years.
- The recently discovered cat Geoglyph is older than 2000 years.
- The cat drawing was 37 metres long.
- It dates back to the Paracas Era of 500 BC to 200 AD.
- The Geoglyphs in the region are still there and being discovered because of the dry climate in the region.
- The region have also uncovered figures of Pelican, monkey, hummingbirds, andean Condor, spiders, Trapezoids, Triangles and spirals.
Nazca lines are a group of Geoglyphs. These have been made on the ground using elements of landscape including the gravel, stones dirt or lumber. It was discovered in 1927 and declared the UNESCO Heritage site in 1994.
Nazca plate have been named after the Nazca region. Movement of the plate causes volcanic eruptions in the South American region. The plate is one of the fastest moving tectonic plates on the earth. It is moving at a rate of 3.7 cm per year. The Nazca plate subducts the South American tectonic plate and the subduction of Nazca plate itself have made the Andes mountain range a volcanic range.
The Geoglyphs in Peru belongs to the Paracas culture. The culture dates back to the period between 800 BCE and 100 BCE. The culture is famous for its extensive knowledge of water management and irrigation system. The people of Paracas era used to mummified the dead body that remains intact for long time mainly because of dry climate of the region as a result of Peruvian Ocean Current or the Humboldt Current. This current flows along the Western coast of South America.