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They simultaneously provide a great insight into ancient civilizations while pointing out just how little we know about these cultures.

Over time, we may learn more about these structures and what they represent about the past, but it is likely that many secrets related to the geoglyphs may have died with those who constructed them.

Excavation of the area may provide further clues as to the purpose of the structures, although no excavation has been conducted to date.

A strange chalice made its way into the British Museum’s collection in the 1950s.Stretching from Syria to Saudi Arabia, thousands of ancient geoglyphs built from stone stretch across the desert plains. The geoglyphs are virtually invisible to those on the ground, but can be easily discerned by those flying overhead.Known as the “works of old men”, some display a kite-like structure while others have wheel-like designs. The local Bedouins refer to them as the “works of old men” but have been unable to provide further insights into their creators.Sources: Arabian archeology images revealed from the air – USA Today. VFaaavn F889 10 mysterious geoglyphs around the world – Mother Nature Network. Available from: Visible Only From Above, Mystifying 'Nazca Lines' Discovered in Mideast – Live Science.Available from: M R Reese M R Reese is a writer and researcher with a passion for unlocking the mysteries of ancient civilizations She believes that only by understanding where we come from can we truly understand our life path and purpose She has earned...