PHOTO: Ancient geoglyphs found in Kazakhstan

Researchers ound different geometric shapes created using stones or sculpting on the ground - including squares, rings, crosses and swastikas - ranging from 90 to 400 meters in size.

PHOTO: Ancient geoglyphs found in Kazakhstan

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More than 50 previously unknown geoglyphs have been discovered in northern Kazakhstan using Google Earth

Researchers ound different geometric shapes created using stones or sculpting on the ground - including squares, rings, crosses and swastikas - ranging from 90 to 400 meters in size.

Archeologists from Kostanay University, Kazakhstan, and Vilnius University, Lithuania, have been examining the symbols using ground-penetrating radar, aerial photography and dating.

Remnants of ancient structures and fireplaces suggest that they were the locations of ritual activities, the team said.

“As of today, we can only say one thing—the geoglyphs were built by ancient people. By whom and for what purpose, remains a mystery,” Kostanay archeologists Irina Shevnina and Andrew Logvin told Live Science.

Last Mod: 27 Eylül 2014, 13:25
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