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Aussie Finds Strange Ruins In Saudi Arabia Via Google Earth

Chalk another one up for Google Earth seeing everything we can’t. Australian armchair archaeologist David Kennedy simply fired up the app and managed to rediscover the ancient ruins of structures that rival the Nazca lines in southern Peru.

The lines were originally discovered by British RAF pilot Percy Maitland in 1927, but this is the first time they’ve ever been seen in all their glory. They resemble kites and wheels in their structure, and are about 2000 years old. Similar structures have been discovered in Jordan and Yemen — some dating back as far as 9000 years — and, while scientists aren’t certain just what the hell these ruins were for, some conjecture that they could have been traps for game animals.

I wonder how long it’ll take to find the alien structures. [Saudi Aramco World via , New Scientist via Geekosystem]

Images: Google


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