2,300-Year-Old Towers May Be The Peruvian Stonehenge

The Daily Grail on the meaning of a mysterious, ancient marvel sitting in the South American desert:

In the coastal desert of Peru lies a strange structure consisting of what appears to be a fort atop a hill, but with a vertebrae-like line of 13 towers constructed on a raised area to its south-east.

The fort is odd from a military point of view because it would have been almost impossible to defend: it has numerous entrances and no source of water inside. Then there are the towers, which are several hundred metres from the hilltop fort, lie in a straight line and serve no discernible defensive role.

So archaeologists put forward a new interpretation…the site may have been a place of worship and a solar observatory, like Stonehenge, rather than a fort. Their main evidence was that the towers line up with the sunrise on important dates such as summer and winter solstice.

, , , , ,

21
More in Ancient Civilizations, Ancient History, ancient ruins, Peru, Stonehenge
Nazca Lines May Be Erased By Pigs, Squatters

The Nazca Lines are one of Earth's most enduring mysteries. They are apparently in danger, reports Reuters: Squatters have started raising pigs on the site of Peru's Nazca lines -...

Close