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Blythe Intaglios [3]

The Blythe Intaglios, located north of Blythe, California, are a set of five fenced giant Indian geoglyphs in the Mojave Desert, created from around 900BC to 1200AD.  Being North America's version of the Peruvian Nazca Lines, they were not seen discovered until 1932 by a pilot flying over the area.  Panoramas taken by fellow 360cities photographer Calvin Jones intrigued me to see the place for myself.

A nearby plaque reads as follows:

Human Figure

This human figure is oriented north-south with its head pointing toward the south.  Its arms are outstretched and its feet point outward.  It measures 105.6 feet from head to toe.  The torso combined with the arm span are 91.8 feet wide.  It has visible knees and elbows.  Earlier drawings indicated fingers and toes and several lines coming out from the head.  Could they represent strands of hair atop the head?  Today these subtle parts of the figure are difficult to discern.  This figure is one of the least disturbed of the group.

Is this a figure of the Creator?

Cultural Resources are protected under the 1906 Antiquities Act and the 1979 Archaeological Resources Protection Act.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20756x10378
Taken: 02/01/2017
Uploaded: 02/01/2017


Tags: blythe intaglios; geoglyph; geoglyphs; native american; indian; california; mojave desert; national register of historic places
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