All over the thirty miles and more of desert
where ground-drawings can be found, these
show always the same basic forms. The same
kind of quadrangles, triangles, zigzag- and
oscillating lines on large and small scales,
the same starlike centres can be found
everywhere, on vast plains. They are one
single creation and are, together with the
animal figures, quantitatively and
qualitatively the most outstanding of all
works by ancient Peruvians."
Maria Reiche, Mystery on the desert.
Scientists made some researches about
the lines, which were found in Peru, in 1926
by two archeologists near Nazca town and
which are like triangle, quadrangle, spiral
and animal shapes. Some of them claimed
that, some of the lines mark the solstice of
winter and summer, and some of them claim
that, they are a giant calendar. Some
scientists and adventurous claim that, these
lines were made for UFO's.
Here are some
observatory: Many of the lines point to
constellations and can be tied to solstices
desert-dwelling Nascans obsessed about
water, and the lines could map underground
figure is constructed from a single line, so
they could be walked during ceremonies.
The Nazcans were great athletes, the
thinking goes. Maybe the lines were running
For tribute: The
markings can be seen only from the air,
making them messages to the gods.
strips: Erich Von Daniken popularized
this theory with his best-selling book
Chariots of the Gods?
rituals and sacrifices of animals.
A memorial area
for the Great Flood. Every culture has it's
own Flood Myth, and this could be their
tribute to the flood
They are markers
for underground waterflow. The lines were
representations of flow pressure, direction,
They were used
for dowsing purposes.
could be markings of different clans around
the Nazca plains.