Post by George J. Haas on Oct 16, 2012 8:32:24 GMT -5
Humans have a history of building picto-graphically designed mounds, geoglyphs and entire cities in the shape of animals and human figures... so why wouldn’t some other civilization, lets say on Mars - utilize the same idea, especially if you wanted to communicate with an off-world viewer orbiting your planet.
Could these terrestrial structures be viewed as an analog to what we are finding on Mars?
Lets start with this...
Animal Shaped Cities to be built in Sudan (August 2010)
Southern Sudan has unveiled ambitious plans to remake its capital cities in the shapes of a giraffe, a rhino and a pineapple.
Post by George J. Haas on Oct 17, 2012 10:31:00 GMT -5
University of Missouri anthropology professor Robert Benfer has found numerous mounds in the shape of animals such as a duck, condor, orca and a caiman/puma monster rising above the coastal plains of Peru.
Here is the duck formation.
Benfer says that the body of the duck was a natural formation that was altered by adding a head to create a duck-shaped mound. The circular mound above it may represent an egg. The formation dates to approximately 3,500 years ago.
Post by George J. Haas on Apr 23, 2013 9:37:19 GMT -5
Plans for a bird-shaped museum in Sweden is underway. The museum will showcase a bird gallery of Jan-Erik’s rare collection of conserved birds.
This will be set in a building shaped like a snipe, measuring 58 metres between the tips of its wings. The building will host the gallery but also feature a restaurant, shop and facilities for groups to hold conferences and conventions.
Post by George J. Haas on May 23, 2013 7:31:59 GMT -5
The next zoomorphic formation we will visit is another Inca archaeological site known as Ollantaytambo. Located in southern Peru about 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco, Ollantaytambo was built in the side of a mountain - in the shape of a pair of lamas.
Post by George J. Haas on Aug 3, 2013 8:55:04 GMT -5
A large pentagram, measuring roughly 1,200 feet (366 meters) in diameter, is etched into the Earth's surface in a remote corner of Kazakhstan.
"The five-pointed star surrounded by a circle is located on the southern shore of the Upper Tobol Reservoir....There are almost no other signs of human habitation in the area; the closest settlement is the city of Lisakovsk, about 12 miles to the east."