THE GIANT SPHERES OF COSTA RICA FOLLOW AN INTRICATE PATTERN!

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The spheres of Costa Rica are proof of incredible masonry skills. A study performed by the University of Pennsylvania shows that the spheres are 96% perfect.

They range in size between 0.5 and 2.50 meters in diameter and are intricately placed in specific geographic locations. Most importantly, the ancient inhabitants of Costa Rica claim the spheres were not crafted by them. The stone spheres (or stone balls) of Costa Rica are an assortment of over three hundred petrospheres in Costa Rica, located on the Diquís Delta and on Isla del Caño.

 

Locally, they are known as Las Bolas (literally The Balls). They are thought to have been placed in lines along the approach to the houses of chiefs, but their exact significance remains uncertain. Since their discovery in 1940, the vast majority of these balls have been removed from their archaeological contexts to serve as lawn ornaments across Costa Rica. Several had been covered by layers of fine silt, apparently from flood deposits and natural erosion. Naturally, they are “out of context” in the sense of having few good archaeological associations.

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