The drying of the Amazon reveals engravings dating back 2,000 years

2023-10-25 2023-10-25T13:33:42Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Arabia Weather - In the depths of the Amazon River, where secrets are hidden, researchers recently discovered historical inscriptions dating back more than 2,000 years. This discovery sheds light on the ancient civilizations that lived in these regions and left their mark in this wonderful environment.

Discovering historical sculptures on the banks of the Amazon River dating back thousands of years

Carvings of human faces appeared on the surface of rocks dating back nearly 2,000 years , and were documented on a rocky outcrop on the banks of the Amazon River. This discovery came after the water level in the river dropped to record levels as a result of the worst drought the region has witnessed in more than a century.

Archaeologist Jaime de Santana Oliveira said on Monday that some of these rock carvings were known before, but the new discovery adds greater diversity and contributes to directing researchers towards understanding and interpreting their origins.

One area shows smooth grooves in the rocks, and is believed to have been used as a sharpening site for Aboriginal tools, such as arrows and spears, long before European settlers arrived in those areas.

Oliveira said in an interview

“The inscriptions date back to prehistoric or pre-colonial times. We cannot date them precisely, but based on evidence of human occupation of the area, we believe they are 1,000 to 2,000 years old.”

The rocky point is called Punto das Lajes on the northern shore of the Amazon near the meeting point of the Rio Negro and Solimo rivers. Oliveira said the carvings were first seen there in 2010, but this year's drought has been more severe, with the level of the Rio Negro dropping 15 meters (49.2 feet). Since July, exposing vast expanses of rocks and sand where there were no beaches.

Amazon River drying up

In the heart of the Brazilian rainforest, the world has witnessed a historic drop in the Amazon River to its lowest level in more than a century. This record drought has upended the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed the forest's rare natural environment.

The rapid decline in the level of the Amazon River and its tributaries led to the stranding of boats, cutting off food and water supplies to remote villages, and the suspected rise in water temperatures is linked to the killing of more than 100 river dolphins, which are threatened with extinction, making this crisis have disastrous impacts on the environment and communities. Local.

This discovery suggests that there is more to discover about the history and ancient cultures of the Amazon, and exemplifies the challenges and opportunities in preserving this fascinating region and its ancient history in the face of current threats.

Also know:

What is the secret behind the death of dolphins in the Amazon?

How does drought threaten the world?


Sources:

reuters

alarabnews

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