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Originally posted by kaidec
reply to post by OrionHunterX
I Love the Mars pic. Any thoughts on the black things at the end of the curves?
It looks like who ever made those left their drawing tools behind. Great photos from both of you. I have seen a lot of these types of photos, not these ones.
Originally posted by OrionHunterX
Most here have heard of the intriguing Nazca Lines of Peru which are the most outstanding group of geoglyphs in the world. Etched in the surface of the desert pampa sand are hundreds of straight lines, geometric shapes and pictures of animals and birds – and their patterns are only clearly visible from the air and space.
Here are some from a collection taken from space that many may never have seen before. Enjoy!
The renderings are explained by historians and archaeologists as part of a practice involving the worship of deities associated with the availability of water, and thus the fertility of crops.
The lines were interpreted primarily as sacred paths leading to points of worship and the figures were of sacred animals and objects to invoke their aid.
But what about the massive, exactly symmetric, arrow straight lines more than 50 km long that don’t conform to terrain geometry they’re made on which were discovered when NASA launched its Landsat imagery? These geoglyphs can only be seen from space!
Nazca lines (Peru).
ETM+/Landsat 7 (10/11/02).
Source: Landsat USGS gallery
So, the question is: Whodunit? And why? Were these ‘sacred paths leading to points of worship’? Really?
Images courtesy: Priyadarshni[/ii]
edit on 5-9-2012 by OrionHunterX because: (no reason given)
One more word on the lines, I know that this has been said to death already, but dont they resemble airport runways alot? One of them even totally leveled off a mountain top to perfect level, without somehow leaving behind any trace of the ruble one would expect to see from such a project being evident anywhere.
Originally posted by wmd_2008
Originally posted by maryhinge
reply to post by CrimsonMoon
50 km ropes/poles to follow without a kink in them
ok not all are 50 km
but why not keep an open mind
The rope doesn't need to be 50km !
It is simple see here Setting Out a line over a long distance
Originally posted by Nyiah
Perhaps larger stones were used in building places elsewhere? Does anyone know how far away from the area stone of that type has been found? That would have been a sweet trading niche, "Need building stone? Nazca's your place, freshly craved off the mountains for your building needs!" Who knows what kind of materials they could have gotten in return. Food, water, precious stones & metals, etc. It's not that unfeasible if you think about it. Maybe Nazca wasn't anything special at all. Maybe it really was just a mining area for stone, and the lines are ancient graffiti from the workers in the dirt dump?