Scientist came to conclusion that spiral Nazca lines in Peru, are a ‘labyrinth forming a path to spiritual enlightenment’. The Hummingbird. Image credit: wikipedia
The riddle of Peru’s Nazca lines, that are clearly visible only from the air, puzzled the scientists for years with various theories, even that they were built to honor alien gods.
Professor Clive Ruggles, of the University of Leicester, now has a new theory to solve the mystery:
‘The spiral Nazca lines are possibly to have been a labyrinth, created as a spiritual path.’
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometres (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD.The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards.