All over the world, despite the passing of time, countless discoveries are made every single day. Some may just be done in passing but there are others that just cannot be ignored.
Like this particular discovery of a 2,000-year-old cat figure in Peru. According to CNN, after undertaking cleaning and conservation work, archaeologists uncovered a series of lines varying in width from 30 to 40 centimeters (12 to 16 inches) at Nazca Lines, Southern Peru.
The Nazca Lines were created by people from pre-Hispanic societies who removed the top layers of rock and gravel to reveal a lighter-colored bedrock beneath.
Previously, the Nazca Lines became a famous tourist spot after it was added to the World Heritage List of UNESCO back in 1994. Its area of lines and geoglyphs covers over 450 square kilometers. Many became intrigued by the site which was why it is being described as one of “archaeology’s greatest enigmas.”
Aside from the Cat-figure discovery, there are already numerous figures discovered in the area which include a hummingbird, a monkey, a pelican, a spider, a whale, several parrots, and one that many conspiracy theorists desperately want to be an astronaut. Also, many believe that the area was created as landing pads for extraterrestrial UFOs.
This particular gigantic cat geoglyph, which is the latest addition to the collection of figures is estimated to have existed since 200-100BC.
According to Peru’s Ministry of culture, “The figure was barely visible and was about to disappear as a result of its location on a fairly steep slope and the effects of natural erosion.”