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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mysterious rock paintings found in Peru

Fifteen minutes from the ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru, scientists have discovered two rock carvings. Previously nothing was known and in the database of rock carvings, discovered in the area, they are not listed, experts say.

photo: morguefile.com

One of the discovered drawings depicts a person, another animal, apparently, related to the camel. Image, and performance style reminiscent of those that the specialists had already discovered near Machu Picchu. To create a figure, the ancient masters first cut out its outline in the stone, and then painted the recesses black and ochre (yellowish or reddish-brown) color.

Experts suggest that the image was made before this territory was settled the ancient Inca Empire. More accurately creating drawings of scientists still find it difficult to call — according to the Director of the National archaeological Park, Fernando Astete, this would require additional research.

The ancient city of Machu Picchu was created by the Incas around 1440 and lasted nearly a century. Its name translates from the language of the South American Quechua Indian people as “old top”. It is at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level on the top of the ridge. July 24, 1911, a city that for centuries lived in the ruins, discovered by American Explorer Hiram Bingham. In 1983 the decision was made on the inclusion of Machu Picchu in the list of world heritage of UNESCO. The city served as a fortress, and its site is influenced by the complex of Palace buildings.

Recently, in mid-June, Novosibirsk archeologists have found rock paintings in the Baikal region. Informed about these images, called “darginskoy a pisanica”, it was known, however, the knowledge about the route to them was lost. It is assumed that the drawings were made 4 thousand years ago using red ochre and orange colors.

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