Saturday, 14 July 2012

700 PE - Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana (1994)

Brief Description

"Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, some 400 km south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nasca and the pampas of Jumana cover about 450 km2 . These lines, which were scratched on the surface of the ground between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500, are among archaeology's greatest enigmas because of their quantity, nature, size and continuity. The geoglyphs depict living creatures, stylized plants and imaginary beings, as well as geometric figures several kilometres long. They are believed to have had ritual astronomical functions."


"纳斯卡和朱马纳大草原在利马以南约400公里,位于秘鲁海岸的干旱草原上,占地约450平方公里。这些线条图大约刻于公元前500 年到公元500年之间,就其数量、自然状态、大小以及连续性来说,它们是考古学中最难解开的谜团之一。有些线条图描述了活着的动物、植物,想像的形象,还 有数公里长的几何图形。这些物品被认为是用于与天文学有关的宗教仪式。"
Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of Perfecta from France

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