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Startreck Runway, Nazca Desert

Startreck Runway, Nazca Desert

The Nazca Lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert, a high arid plateau that stretches 53 miles or more than 80 kilometers between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana in Peru. They were created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and 700 AD. There are hundreds of individual figures, ranging in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, and lizards. The Nazca lines cannot be recognized as coherent figures except from the air. Since it is presumed the Nazca people could never have seen their work from this vantage point, there has been much speculation on the builders' abilities and motivations. No theory has been proven up to our days...

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Peter Sussex27-Jun-2009 08:26
It was really worth the short fly, looks awesome!!!
Eldar Kadymov28-Sep-2008 20:32
No, it's just because this image has become the best known shot of Nazca desert ever, LOL !
an nguyen28-Sep-2008 17:07
It is mystery remained. But what make you place this image to the front profile ?? Mystery ??? Like the tone .. V
olivier bruning06-Sep-2008 08:10
great shot! yes, it will probably always remain a mystery! V
Eldar Kadymov28-Jul-2008 06:18
Some drawings could be seen from nearby hills indeed, yet question would be how, the hell, one could get to the top of those hills, LOL ?!
Noor Khan26-Jul-2008 15:40
Very interesting. New to me.

Wikipedia took a bit of the mystique though. They said "Contrary to the claims of several commentators, the figures can be observed from the ground by standing on top of nearby foothills." Is that right? (it's got to be true, because I saw it on the internet!
Sabine Stetson03-Aug-2007 03:36
Eldar Kadymov13-Jun-2007 11:08
I guess this is the most controvercial theory as why would aliens ever draw the monkey ?
Ann Cleeves12-Jun-2007 22:50
There is a theory, isn't there, that they were created by early alien visitors and are some kind of navigational aid to landing their spacecraft? Can it ever be disproved?
Eldar Kadymov07-Jun-2007 18:08
Of course it is, we had 45 min. flight over the Nazca lines at about 300-700 m altitude. Unbelievable fun and trill !
Dmitry Zamorin07-Jun-2007 18:04
Yes, impressive! Is it aerial view?