The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), in your dictionary, defines the gale as a very strong wind. It is called wind, meanwhile, at air stream that occurs naturally in the atmosphere.

Considerably intense wind

The differences of temperature and of PressureTo mention a few possibilities, they can produce wind. If the wind reaches a considerable intensity, it can be referred to as a gale.

Gale palm trees

It is spoken of “gale” when the wind reaches a considerable force

For instance: “Last night’s windstorm caused two trees to fall in San Mateo Park”, “What a gale! Please, close the window because the papers that I have on the desk are flying “, “According to meteorologists, tomorrow the typical gale of this time is likely to arrive tomorrow”.

In navigation

If we focus on the field of navigation, is called gale to wind which, due to its strength, makes it essential hold the sails and hold with the greater.

An archaeological site

Gale, on the other hand, is a archeological site which is located in the district of Pomalca, in the department of Lambayeque (Peru). It is a temple discovered in 2007 whose antiquity It is estimated at about 4 500 years.

This complex is the oldest testimony of a civilization, which developed on the northern coast of current Peruvian territory, to the west of the homonymous hill and a short distance from the Reque river.

In Ventarrón we can find some wall paintings that are of great value to archeology researchers, given the remote time in which they were made. Another interesting fact is that stands out for its sophistication compared to other similar sites.

Ventarrón Discovery

In the 1980s, Walter Alva, an archaeologist from Peru, was in charge of the finding of more than one grave of important figures for the mochica culture, whose development took place between the 2nd and 7th centuries in various parts of the country. Among them stands out the Lord of Sipán, a former ruler whose power was centered in the north. The Mochica appeared long after the Ventarrón culture but, as is often the case in archeology, their discovery took place in the reverse order.

Already in 2007, another team also in charge of Alva found a temple in the middle of its excavations, and decided to call it Gale. The surface of this complex around 2,500 square meters. Both its structure and its murals were examined using the method called radiocarbon dating to estimate its age.

Regarding his murals and the motifs that we can see in them, one of them shows an abstract composition painted in two colors: White and red. In another, very different, a deer that has been encased with a net can be seen. The bricks used for the construction of the temple are made up of sediments of the river, and not of the adobe or the rock of the place. Another detail worth mentioning is its fire altar, which must be accessed by means of a staircase.

Peru gale

In Peru there is an ancient archaeological site called “Ventarrón”

They also found skeletons of animals that were supposedly used in offering ceremonies. Alva said he was surprised by the construction techniques, the architectural style and the presence of the murals. There is a possibility that the latter are the oldest on the continent. He added that given the evidences found in the complex, it is possible that Lambayeque was an important point of cultural exchange with the rest of Peru.

The tango

“Gale”Finally, it is the title of a tango released in 1933. The lyrics of this song were written by José Horacio Staffolani, while the music was composed by Pedro Maffia. Among those who interpreted “Gale” figures appear like Carlos Gardel and Roberto Goyeneche.