A 4,000-year-old ancient astronomical laboratory was discovered at the archaeological complex of Licurnique, Peru.
Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands of years ago in northern Peru.
Astronomical observations were found engraved on a flat-surface rock. This kind of altar was used to track stars and is an expression of religious superposition. The petroglyphs were likely used in forecasting rain and weather patterns to help farmers.
This ancient astronomical laboratory was discovered near a dry river. Its archeological site combines ancient, Hispanic and Andean influences. This is very unusual to find a complex composed of these three cultures’ customs, art and believes. This new archeological discovery details and provides a new and deeper understanding of Licurnique’s inhabitants.