According to a recent study, a team of scientists claims that the mysterious Nazca Lines were not written by only one group of ancient people, but by two separate groups.
These people traveled through the desert and used the engraved geoglyphs to track down the road to an ancient temple that people went to in order to make sacred rites and rituals.
The scientists who conducted the study say that the purpose of the Nazca Lines was probably altered as time passed.
Based on the researchers’ finding, the Nazca Lines were first drawn as symbols so that the pilgrims could use them and mark their road.
The second group of people used the lines of the first geoglyphs as some kind of ritual point by breaking different ceramic pots right on the lines.
The researchers came to these conclusions after they discovered more than 100 new geoglyphs and broken ceramic pieces at the intersection of some of the Nazca Lines.
The scientists were also helped by analyzing the style, construction technique and location of the recent lines.
The analysis was made by a team of experts from Yamagata University in Japan.
The new findings were presented and discussed at a meeting with members of the Society for American Archeology.
No one really knows for sure what the Nazca Line were used for. There are archaeologists who believe that the lines are actually the remains of an ancient labyrinth. Others believe that the lines are imitations of sky constellations or even underground lines of water.
Some scientists believe the Nazca Lines are part of an ancient road used by pilgrims for their sacred travels.
After analyzing all known data and recent discoveries, Masato Sakai, a researcher at Yamagata University, believes that the most plausible explanation would be the one with the pilgrims’ road.
According to the scientists, the lines consist of four specific styles of geoglyphs made by four different groups of people.
The lines lead to the Cahuachi, which was a pre-Incan temple.
The ancient people created some of the images by removing the borders, while others used to polish off the rocks from the interior of the shapes.
The researchers believe that some of the geoglyphs discovered alongside a path near the Ingenio River were created by the people who lived in the Ingenio Valley.
The scientists found other images that illustrate trophy heads and mythical beings near the path that leads to Cahuachi in the Nazca Valley.
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