posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 06:33 PM
First, I did a search but couldn't find it anywhere on here.
Second, this is currently the only source I could find for this information, (besides other sites linking back to this as their original source). I'm
not sure how trust worthy the site is, however a quick search doesn't turn up anything that seems outrageous or unreliable.
The author is Manuel Vigo, a news editor and Peruvian-American who studied at Florida International University.
Now on the story..
Apparently a significant section of the Nazca lines was destroyed beyond repair by a firm doing limestone excavation.
The lines are located near kilometer marker 444 of the Panamericana Sur Highway. The area adjacent to the lines have reportedly also been
affected, due to land being removed from the area.
Eduardo Herrán Gómez de la Torre, director of research at Ojos de Condor, described the extensive damage in the area. "We have witnessed the
irreparable destruction to a set of lines and trapezoids that existed in the area,” Herrán said.
“The limestone firm responsible has not been sanctioned or supervised by the authorities of the Regional Directorate of Culture of Ica, despite
being in this great archaeological reserve.”
What is worse is that the company takes no responsibility for this damage. They claim that they were working on private property and the owner has the
right to do what he would like with the area. The problem with that claim?
Link to Peru This Week
...according to the daily, the private property is located within an area that was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 18 years
Whether you believe "ancient alien" theories, or think they have some mysterious, mystical past, or if you are of the mindset that these are simply
some beautiful sand drawings that have survived through the ages, this is upsetting.
Some of these figures are up to 600 feet long - and depict incredibly stunning images, especially for a culture that had no access to aerial
photography (that we know of
). They obviously had some kind of meaning to people in our past and I can guarantee they took longer to build than
the time it took a bulldozer to ruin them beyond repair.