Also known as Ancient Geoglyphs of Kazakhstan, the Geoglyphs of Torgay are another proof that our ancestors made something that could only be seen from the skies.
As reported by Ancient Origins last year: “A protected designation may help preserve the ancient sites, and it seems to be sorely needed. In July it was reported by the International News Agency “Kazinform” that some of the unique glyphs had been irreparably destroyed by reconstruction of roads through the area.
The road reconstruction project was carried out in 2013, and it passed through the center of the Kazakh archaeological complex.”
But that’s not all:
Ancient geoglyphs are particularly vulnerable to damage. In 2014 Greenpeace environmental activists damaged the Nazca geoglyphs in Peru when they walked on the delicate archaeological site to install a huge cloth message urging the use of renewable energy. Squatters and animals also pose a major problem for Nazca conservationists.
Funding for research into the Torgay geoglyphs will be required if investigations and protections are to be accomplished what seems, according to Shalkar Adambekov, very difficult to happen without funding.