Nazca Stone-Peru-"The Hands"~CRNSHAN1

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Nazca Stone-Peru-"The Hands"~CRNSHAN1. Just late last year, scientists discovered over 140 new geoglyphs known as Nazca lines: a mysterious, ancient cluster of giant figures etched long ago into the desert terrain of southern Peru. These massive, sprawling representations of humans, animals, and objects date back in some cases 2,500 years, and are so large, many of them can only be identified from the air. While the purpose of these large motifs drawn by the ancient Nazca culture remains debated, we do at least know how they were constructed. All of these figures were created by removing the black stones that cover the land, thereby exposing the white sand beneath. These Nazca Stones are painted with an assortment of the actual geoglyphs. The ‘hands’ also has only nine fingers – which is very curious. What sparked my interested, however, was learning that Maria Reich, the astronomer who discovered the lines, lost one of her fingers in an accident 20 years before finding the lines. She too, therefore, had only nine fingers. Was the significance of nine in fact a prediction from the ancient Nazcans; was Maria Reich actually chosen by the gods to make the discovery? 42mm x 37mm x 17mm

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