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What I find strange is that the prevailing theory is the site was destroyed and possibly abandoned because of a combination of Earthquakes which is common to the area and a massive flood. Now, how one has a massive flood in such a dry location at this altitude is beyond me. The area in question is very dry but bizarrely the remnant ruins show what appears to be water erosion.
"A freak climatic disaster to account for the demise of Cahuachi."
This is the repeated pattern in many of these ancient cultures. Often finding what appears to be more sophisticated and advanced designs at the lower much older levels.
In other words were these mummies from the original builders and was that the locations original purpose?
I'm wondering if a few storms could have caused that much erosion?
Also wouldn't they have done repair work between storms?
The time allotted and the type of weather patterns in the region that go back quite a bit doesn't seem to jive with that explanation imho.
Now, I'm more inclined to think that maybe a large Andean Glacier/ice dam may have let loose a large body of fresh water melt off as apposed to some sort of Biblical flooding etc. Which may have flooded out on both sides of the range East and West.
Hopefully not too many will be disappointed in this NAZCA related thread with no images of the lines.
Cahuachi which in Quechua means “from where you look” was an ancient city developed between 400 BC and 450 AD. Cahuachi was a ceremonial center for religious leaders and is believed to be the place where the concept for the Nasca Lines was conceived.
is conclusion: the lines were intended for astronomical observations. His theory inspired a German mathematician, Maria Reiche, who has devoted her life trying to unravel the mystery of the Nazca lines. Like Dr. Kosok, she believed that the lines pointed to prominent stars or to the sun, enabling the Nazca to calculate dates. She contends the animals and other figures may represent star constellations, and so the whole extraordinary web of markings was probably a huge calendar.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
What I find strange is that the prevailing theory is the site was destroyed and possibly abandoned because of a combination of Earthquakes which is common to the area and a massive flood. Now, how one has a massive flood in such a dry location at this altitude is beyond me. The area in question is very dry but bizarrely the remnant ruins show what appears to be water erosion
I have no doubt that as time goes by we will be hearing a lot more about South American discoveries
I wonder if there were a few periods of development from various cultures and as stated earlier those who came later utilized earlier much much older sites...?
I question just how accurately these sites are dated?