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Stone of 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. The
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  • It's a rare thing to see and the account history, ride fast and the place is very quiet. I went only once, but I recommend.
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  • A beautiful place to visit and think about the inscription made on the rocks and that remains intact after many years.
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  • Worth knowing the place is very beautiful, paradisiacal location, but if I were in another country would be very well taken care of and exploited. The Museum is very weak.
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  • Excellent site and beautiful scenery :)
  • Lugar misterioso e tranquilo
  • 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 significado dos desenhos. Reconhece-se a Constelação de Orion, em uma das pedras. O sitio arqueológico esta localizado a aproximadamente 110 Km de João Pessoa. Vários arqueólogos nacionais e internacionais ja tentaram descobrir o significado das inscrições, mas até agora, sem nenhum resultado conclusivo. Quem for a João Pessoa, vale a pena visitar o Sitio Arqueológico da Pedra do Ingá. É uma rara oportunidade poder ver algo que até hoje nenhum arqueólogo conseguiu decifrar.
  • Uma bela viagem ao passado com comentários exelente do guia profissional. Lugar conhecido mundialmente! Reinaugurado em 07.2016.
  • Espetacular sítio da pré-história brasileira. Vale muito a pena visitar.