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IN Weird ON 12 Nov, 2015
Dmitriy Dey was simply a viewer of Discovery Channel's "Pyramids, Mummies and Tombs" when an idea popped up: maybe there are pyramids lying around in Kazakhstan too?
To verify this, Dmitriy Dey went to the handy dandy Google Earth app. However, there were no pyramids or mummies whatsoever.
But this wasn't such a bother since something else that's similarly interesting appeared: massive, ancient earthworks.
These weird structures are so massive that they can only be wholly seen from space. For example, this X square pattern has sides which are 900 feet long each.
It may seem something straight out of conspiracies and aliens, but these images rediscovered by Dmitriy back in 2007 are most likely ancient, man made structures.
While this earthwork might seem like it was made for Nazis, the swastika symbol has actually been used even before Nazis existed. There hasn't been any extensive research done to determine just how old these are, but it's believed that nomadic hunters once lived in these parts of Kazakhstan.
Another magnificent, ancient wonder is the Stonehenge which is believed to be a burial site. Built from 3,000 BC to 1,600 BC, archaeologists are determined that this area is also a place to receive mystical healing, as the stones are rightfully placed to indicate the sunset and the sunrise during the winter and the summer seasons, respectively.
No, that's not a back of an incredibly huge crocodile. Built in Peru during 300 BC, these 13 towers are actually some of the earliest known solar observatories in the Americas. The leftmost tower meets the sun during winter, and by summer the sun would hit the right portion of the towers. Thus, this acts like a big calendar.
This was already a famous location even before Google Earth became popular. Hundreds of similar earthworks were discovered by people flying over Peru. Initially, they were thought to be simply straight lines, but a historian who flew over them realize that they were much more complex. This one, for example, is shaped like a hummingbird.
Unlike Stonehenge and the 13 Towers of Chankillo, Peru's Nazca lines are actually less about healing, burial, and ancient calendars as much as they are grandiose works of art believed to serve as welcome images for the gods above.
The Desert Kites spans Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Israel and is composed of rock walls that were constructed about 3,000 to 5,000 years ago. These walls were built to trap animals and easily hunt them down.
Discovered in 1998 by someone who flew over the large structure, the Maree Man is a modern geoglyph or earthwork that spans at least 2.6 miles. The Maree Man is seen hunting something with a slingshot and was created just about two decades ago, though no one knows for sure who made it.
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