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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. The
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  • The Ingá stone or Itacoatiara, is in Brazil, in the State of Paraíba, a few hours from João Pessoa. A mystery with attached to history lovers rock. Very interesting! Closed on Mondays. You pay a small fee to enter the site. The visitation itself can be made in 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how much you want to be looking at the inscriptions on stone.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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