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Peru: Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Astronomy Lab In Peruvian Ruins

Peru: Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Astronomy Lab In Peruvian Ruins

July 28, 2014 - Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands of years ago in Peru, a country famous for using drones to help uncover and map archeological treasures, as Reuters reported.

Excavators working on a complex at Licurnique, in the country’s northern region, have uncovered evidence of an “astronomical laboratory,” that dates back between 3,500 and 4,000 years, according to Peru This Week.


“Astronomical [observations] were engraved on a flat-surface rock, which were used to track stars,” its report said. It added that the petroglyphs were likely used in forecasting rain and weather patterns to help farmers. “It is worth exploring without a doubt.”

It was found in the Lambayeque region, which is known for its archeological finds. Last year, it attracted more than 700,000 visitors, one of the highest such totals among all regions of the country, as Vanessa Castaneda, head of the regional tourism office, said in January.



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Archeology: Ancient Astronomical Laboratory Discovered In Peru

A 4,000-year-old ancient astronomical laboratory was discovered by Peruvian archaeologists at the archaeological complex of Licurnique, Peru. A 4,000-year-old ancient astronomical laboratory was discovered at the archaeological complex of Licurnique, Peru. Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands...


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3 comments

  • christianhuth3766#

    christianhuth3766 wrote August 1, 2014 12:21:23 AM CEST

    i think they were so fanatic about this subject because we take our calenders and clocks for granted. Imagine if you didn't know what day of the week it was. Didn't know how far away a change of season was. didn't know if it was midnight or 4 in the morning. That would get stressful fast.

  • JetterNeverson#

    JetterNeverson wrote July 30, 2014 2:35:25 AM CEST

    Is this part of Ancient Aliens Theory?

  • Spikey#

    Spikey wrote July 29, 2014 11:52:31 AM CEST

    Many civilisations around the world were essentially obsessed with the tracking and plotting of celestial bodies, stars, planets, comets and returning meteors.

    Why would so many cultures become so interested in what is going on in space at the same time?

    Because something happened, and that something came from above and almost wiped out our species.

    They ancients, were survivors of a series of destructive meteorite impacts, and of course, wanted to have advanced warning of a return of the destructive space rocks...so they became Astronomers and watched and tracked the movements of such objects fanatically.

    These sites are the ancient survivors of the last catastrophe's equivalent of NORAD or Menworth hill tracking stations.

 
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