Humans tend to be fascinated by the essence of something that they do not understand. The human instincts drive them to try and look for explanations for some of the things that are in existence but for which little is known. The Nasca lines are one of the features that bring about such an effect, as explained below.
THE Nasca lines found in the deserts of Peru are great archeological and anthropological assets. They have drawn the attention of historic scholars who seek to unravel the meaning behind them. UNESCO World Heritage Center (2012) gives a historic explanation for the lines. An earlier version by UNESCO (1994) tries to explain the nature of these lines. However, it is the Acturi.com (2010) which gives a version which provokes my sense of wonder and a greater understanding of human cultures.
First of all, the site does not give conclusive discussions as do the other websites. It just looks at the current explanations for the lines and leaves the rest to the reader’s imagination. First of all, it indicates that the lines are similar to the modern runways, indicating that something flew over Peru. This provokes my curiosity on civilization since it is known that the lines are older than the flying technology. This leaves me wondering whether the ancient people were not more civilized than we take them to be. If they actually used the flying objects, then there is more to the ancient culture than we currently know.
The site also mentions aliens and the possibility that they came to Peru to look at the mineral wealth. Well, this seems to be far-fetched, leaving the only logical explanation that the lines were made by the Peru residents. Since we have no knowledge on how they made the artistic lines, it can only be concluded that the ancient people had a more advanced culture than we currently think they did. Going into deeper studies about them could be very interesting.
Acturi.com. (2010). Nazca Lines of Peru/Ancient Aliens. Retrieved on 18th Sept. 2012 from http://arcturi.com/AncientAliens/AncientAirplanesNazcaLines.html
UNESCO World Heritage Center. (2012). Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana. Retrieved on 18th Sept. 2012 from http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/700
UNESCO. (1994). Nazca Lines. Retrieved on 18th Sept. 2012 from http://www.go2peru.com/nazca_lines.htm