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Pedra de Inga, Inga
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The Ingá Stone is located in the middle of the Ingá River near the small city of Ingá, 96 km from João Pessoa, in Paraíba State in the northeast of Brazil. The Ingá Stone is also called Itacoatiara do Ingá. The word Ita means stone in the Tupi language of the natives that lived in that area. It is a rock formation in gneiss which covers an area of approximately 250 m². Altogether primary, a vertical wall 46 meters long by 3.8 meters high, and adjacent areas, there are entries whose meanings are unknown. Several figures are carved in low relief in this set, suggesting the representation of animals, fruits, and human constellations like Orion and Milky Way.It is composed of some basalt stones covered with symbols and glyphs undeciphered until now. Scholars think it was created by natives that lived in the area until the 18th century. Unfortunately, the site is under constant danger of being damaged beyond repair by scavangers of artifacts and vandals.Most glyphs represent animals, fruits, humans, constellations, and other unrecognizable images.Archeoastronomical hypothesisThere is a hypothesis that provides petroglyphs of Ingá an exceptional importance from the archeoastronomical point of view. In 1976, the Spanish engineer, Francisco Pavía Alemany, started a mathematical study of this archaeological monument, the first results were published in 1986 by the Instituto of Arqueologia Brasileira (Pavía Alemany F. 1986). He identified in Inga a serie of "bowls" an another petroglyphs etched into the vertical surface of the wall of Inga that formed a "solar calendar", over which a gnomon projected the shadow of the first solar rays of every day. TheUsing our international travel planner, Inga attractions like Pedra de Inga can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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A Pedra do Ingá, conhecido como Itacoatiara, esta localizado no Estado da Paraíba.O termo itacoatiara vem da lingua Tupi - "itá" - pedra, "kuatiara" - riscada. Até os dias de hoje não se sabe o signif... read more »The Ingá stone, known as Itacoatiara, is located in the State of Paraíba, the term comes from the Tupi language-itacoatiara "itá", "kuatiara"-scratched. To this day no one knows the meaning of the drawings. It is the constellation of Orion, in one of the stones. The archaeological site is located approximately 110 Km from João Pessoa. Several national and international archaeologists have tried to figure out the meaning of the inscriptions, but so far, no conclusive result. Who is John Person, it is worth visiting the Archaeological Place of the Ingá stone. This is a rare opportunity to be able to see something that no archaeologist has managed to decipher.show original
As Pedras de Itacoatiaras, no Ingá, fazem parte da história mundial. Pesquisadores de várias partes do mundo já compareceram ao município. Uma aula de história. Um resgate do passado!The stones of Itacoatiaras, in the Ingá, are part of world history. Researchers from various parts of the world attended the municipality. A history lesson. A rescue of the past!show original
Para os amantes de história e também para quem ama a natureza, Ingá é um lugar perfeito, um local com uma natureza belíssima e marcas rupestres que aguça nossa curiosidade sobre quem viveu naquela reg... read more »For lovers of history and also for those who love nature, Inga is a perfect place, a place with beautiful nature and primitive markings that sharpens our curiosity about who lived in the area, I'd say it's a mystical place.show original
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