Nazca Lines

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An electrosismic hypothesis to explain the Nazca Lines

Discovered in 1926 in Peru, the géoglyphes of Nazca are great figures traced on the ground, often figurative, sometimes long several kilometers which are in the desert. The ground on which they take shape is covered with stones that the iron oxide coloured in gray. By removing them, Nazcas revealed a gypseous ground more clearly, cutting out contours of their images.

For Giuseppe Orefici, (the chief of the only archaeological mission authorized to work there), the three types different of géoglypes (spiral - animals - lines or arrows) belong to quite different times: “towards 500 front J. - C. Nazcas initially represented spirals and the first figures of birds. Then they evolved to larger géoglyphes (representing birds - cat-like - orcs…) who constituted the Pantheon of their divinities. After this first period, they set up cities”.

But during the 4th Century, two natural disasters (earthquake and gigantic raw) shook their convictions and they buried of a ballasting the town of Cahuachi and left it. They were then assimilated by Huaris, populates Andean.

The interpretation of Giuseppe Orefici is cultural and ethnic. Nazcas adored the mountains. Did the question is to know why these people venerate the animals and the mountain? In addition why would they have had this so radical reflex consisting in burying themselves their city under a ballasting following an earthquake? Were they would have betrayed by the gods?