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For decades, mysterious lines that create mysterious patterns on the Nazca plateau (desert of Peru) are perplexing many archaeologists and scientists. Some of them tend to think that the formation of hundreds of mysterious images somehow connected with mysticism, and scientists believe that these are ancient cosmodromes aliens.
In a new study, specialists decided to study these phenomena, and also understand the nature of their education. Analyzing style and type images, experts concluded that the drawings were made two different groups of people who lived in different regions of the plateau deserts and made pilgrimages to the ancient temple by different routes.
One of the most famous images is the mysterious. a supernatural being called the “astronaut.”
Scientists have found that the goals of desert prints have changed over time. time. The first Nazca patterns were created so that pilgrims could track route markings for their ritual processions. However, later images were applied within the framework of ancient religious ceremonies.
Mysterious Desert Drawings
Huge images adorning the Nazca landscape were created people who lived between 200 BC and 600 AD Strange Desert drawings include images of a camel, a dog and monkeys as well as bizarre supernatural creatures, scenes beheadings and geometric patterns (trapezoid, lines and triangles). The first time mysterious figures drew themselves close attention in the 1920s when aircraft passengers spotted them from a height of flight, but locals could observe them much earlier while walking to the tops of the hills on the Nazca plateau.
Archaeologists have long puzzled over the purpose of these images. Some researchers claim that the Nazca lines form a the maze. Others say lines and numbers coincide with constellations in the sky, or with the underground coordinates of waterways. Third argue that mysterious patterns are the usual marking of a route pilgrimage paths.
Researchers at a Japanese university recently discovered more than 100 new geoglyphs (patterns), as well as fragments broken ceramics at the intersection points of some lines.
To understand how exactly all these images fit together, researchers analyzed location, style, and method building some of these geoglyphs. As a result they found that about four different styles of geoglyphs grouped in places of routes leading to a huge temple complex in Peru, known as Kauachi. Once upon a time kauachi was a religious center where pilgrims brought human the victims.
Studying the images of individual routes, the researchers came to the conclusion that geoglyphs are significantly different from each other. Therefore, most likely, they were applied by representatives of two groups of people, who lived in distant areas.
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