Saturday, January 3, 2015

These Giant Circles in the Mideast Are One of the World's Last Mysteries
You may have heard of the Nazca Lines, a series of geometric patterns, stylized sharks, hummingbirds, monkeys and other animals sketched into the the desert of southern Peru. These aren't the world's only intriguing, giant designs—across the ocean, the arid landscape of the Middle East contains its own mysterious structures best observed from the air.
Often found in lava fields, the stone structures include wheels, kites (shapes used to funnel animals to an area, probably for slaughter) and walls that streach for several hundred feet, according to But most intriguing are structures that archaeologists call "Big Circles." ...Continue reading...
A Big Circle named J1 in Jordan stretches 1,280 feet in diameter and the center has been bulldozed (copyright is retained by APAAME, photographer: David Kennedy)

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