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Priests may have designed Nazca lines

Posted on Thursday, 28 September, 2006 | Comment icon 3 comments

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"High priests at an ancient religious compound in southern Peru may have designed the mysterious Nazca lines, a set of huge geometric patterns, animal figures and long lines etched in the desert, the area's top archaeologist said."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by RollingThunder06 on 28 September, 2006, 18:40
Well, maybe some definite answers. That in a way will be letting the wind out of the sails. No more speculation. Will be interesting to see if they recover anything else and how others will embrace or debate these findings.
Comment icon #2 Posted by sugardady11203 on 29 September, 2006, 5:35
It is logical to think that the Nazca people's religious beliefs originated in this ceremonial site and got expressed on the wide-open plain," Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Orefici, who leads research at Cahuachi, said last week. Geographical proximity is not the only evidence of links between the two ancient sites — the same religious icons appear at the lines and on ceramics and crafts excavated at the Cahuachi compound. "Felines and whales are found in all Nazcan art, and this is what we've found in the geoglyphs," Orefici said, referring to ground drawings surrounding the Nazca lines and ... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by lowbro on 29 September, 2006, 8:16
what ever! ...the nazca's drew them for the aliens to see! Even if ur joking about that comment, its still pretty valid. If u replace the "alien" part with "god" or "supreme being", it could make a bit of sense? My opinion is that they prob did contruct these images for their gods to see, like christians constructing beautiful chapels. Everyone wants to please their gods some way? Id really like to see someone replicate these drawings, just to see the kind effort it would take and if its possible without some sought of EXTRA-ordinary help... Maybe its just simple math? Maybe they were smarter ... [More]

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