Pre-Columbian “Nasca” Lines in Brazil?

The New York Times ran an article last month, detailing the importance of geoglyphs found deep within the Amazon rainforest in northwestern Brazil. Although they have been known to scientists and archaeologists since the 1970s, these “land carvings” are receiving increasing attention from the international community. Characterized by remarkable “geometric precision” and intricate detail, scholars debate their genesis and purpose. Please click here to read this fascinating piece.

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