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1PostSubject: Nazca Lines   Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:47 am

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/03/nasca/hall-text/1

"Since they became widely known in the late 1920s, when commercial air travel was introduced between Lima and the southern Peruvian city of Arequipa, the mysterious desert drawings known as the Nasca lines have puzzled archaeologists, anthropologists, and anyone fascinated by ancient cultures in the Americas. For just as long, waves of scientists—and amateurs—have inflicted various interpretations on the lines, as if they were the world's largest set of Rorschach inkblots. At one time or another, they have been explained as Inca roads, irrigation plans, images to be appreciated from primitive hot-air balloons, and, most laughably, landing strips for alien spacecraft.
After World War II a German-born teacher named Maria Reiche made the first formal surveys of the lines and figures—called geoglyphs—outside Nasca and the nearby town of Palpa. For half a century, until her death in 1998, Reiche played a critically important role in ............"
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2PostSubject: Re: Nazca Lines   Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:45 am

I just visited the Wiki article on these and was somewhat surprised that there was no mention at all of the speculations that UFOs or other contact with physical extraterrestrials might be involved. But the last paragraph of the excerpt below may explain why:

The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 km (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 500 BCE and 500 CE.[1] The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards.
The designs are shallow lines made in the ground by removing the reddish pebbles and uncovering the whitish/grayish ground beneath. Hundreds are simple lines or geometric shapes; more than 70 are zoomorphic designs of animals such as birds, fish, llamas, jaguars, monkeys, or human figures. Other designs include phytomorphic shapes such as trees and flowers. The largest figures are over 200 m (660 ft) across. Scholars differ in interpreting the purpose of the designs, but in general, they ascribe religious significance to them.
Due to its isolation and to the dry, windless, and stable climate of the plateau, the lines have mostly been naturally preserved. Extremely rare changes in weather may temporarily alter the general designs. As of recent years, the lines are said to have been deteriorating due to an influx of squatters inhabiting the lands.[2]
Contrary to the popular belief that the lines and figures can only be seen with the aid of flight, they are visible from atop the surrounding foothills.

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3PostSubject: Re: Nazca Lines   Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:52 pm

RR wrote.

Contrary to the popular belief that the lines and figures can only be seen with the aid of flight, they are visible from atop the surrounding foothills.


Sky.....I did not know that. Thanks
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4PostSubject: Re: Nazca Lines   Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:26 pm

Skytiger wrote:
RR wrote.

Contrary to the popular belief that the lines and figures can only be seen with the aid of flight, they are visible from atop the surrounding foothills.


Sky.....I did not know that. Thanks

However, to be completely objective about this, there are also a large number of similar sites all over the world that cannot be seen from hills or mountains. The scientistic types explain that the people who built them worked by making a drawing, measuring the proportions of the image, and then pacing out a large version on the ground ... a procedure that's been used throughout history and is still in use today. (There's no doubt that some crop circles are made that way.) And then they presume that the images were intended to be seen by supernatural beings in the skies, not by ETs in flying saucers. But isn't it just as sensible to presume that some people in the tribes who made them had the same psychic powers as lots of people claim to have to today, and they were intended to be observed by remote viewing or soul travel?
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