Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Peru: The "Ribbon of Holes"

Contributing Editor Guillermo D. Gimenez has posted a photo of one of the most unusual formation in Latin America: The "Banda de Agujeros" (literally, the "ribbon of holes") near the Peruvian valley of Pisco, on the plain of Cajarmarquilla. Thousands of man-sized holes were drilled into rock at some unknown period in the past, covering over a mile of terrain. Archaeologists have speculated that these structures functioned as granaries - an unlikely possibility - as some of them are shallow while others plunge to depths of seventy-five feet. -- SC.