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Geoglyphs

May 13, 2008
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Over 60,000 square yards of these hillsides are decorated by more than 400 figures of animals, humans, birds and shapes — ancient aboriginal art nearly 1,000 years old. The ruins in the foreground are the remains of a community that once flourished here.
Nobody quite knows why the geoglyphs were placed here. There are various theories, ranging from extra terrestrials to a “signpost” for indigenous peoples. If you want to see the detail it’s best viewed large.†
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Geoglyphs in the Lluta Valley, near Arica, Chile, depicting people†
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