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May 7 2013

Ancient Peruvian pyramid shows amazing astronomical alignment


Archaeologists exploring in the Chincha Valley, in southern Peru, have made a new discovery an ancient pyramid and dozens of stone lines, some of which form a remarkable alignment with the pyramid and the sunset at winter solstice.

The 5-metre-tall, flat-topped pyramid, called Cerro del Gentil, was constructed sometime between 600 BC and 50 BC, likely by the Paracas culture. These ancient people apparently practiced the art of 'skull binding', which created strangely-shaped and sometimes alien-looking skulls.

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