posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 11:44 AM
The famous Nazca lines can be found in a desert about 200 miles south of Lima, Peru. On a plain measuring approximately 37 miles long and one mile
wide are etched lines and figures that have puzzled the scientific world since their discovery in the 1930s. The lines run perfectly straight, some
parallel to one another, many intersecting, making the lines look from the air like ancient airport runways. This prompted Erich von Daniken in his
book Chariots of the Gods to suggest that they actually were runways for extraterrestrial craft. More intriguing are the gigantic figures of 70-some
animals carved into the ground – a monkey, a spider, and a hummingbird among others. The puzzle is that these lines and figures are of such a scale
that they can only be recognized from a high altitude. So what is their significance? Some believe they have an astronomical purpose, while others
think they served in religious ceremonies. A recent theory suggests the lines lead to sources of precious water. The truth is, no one really knows.
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[edit on 20/7/2009 by Conspiracyintheuk]