Middle East ‘Wheel’ Patterns Echo Nazca Lines

30 September, 2011 at 21:38 | Posted in Culture, Funny things :-), Science | Leave a comment
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By Cassie Ryan
Epoch Times Staff

Thousands of wheel-shaped patterns similar to the Nazca Lines in Peru have been discovered across the Middle East from Syria to Saudi Arabia.

The stone structures are visible from above using satellite mapping and aerial photography. The first ones were actually spotted in 1927 by a pilot, but now, using Google Earth, researchers can investigate their extent.

Led by archeologist David Kennedy from the University of Western Australia, a team of researchers will detail their findings in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

“Sometimes when you’re actually there on the site you can make out something of a pattern but not very easily,” Kennedy told Live Science.

Read more: Middle East ‘Wheel’ Patterns Echo Nazca Lines | Science | Epoch Times


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