Nazca lines
Peru, Naska

In the desert of San Jose is one of the most mysterious places on the planet, one of the most amazing evidence left on earth by ancient culture. These are colossal geoglyphs, representing images of living creatures, stylized plants and mythical creatures, as well as geometric figures several kilometers long. They are as if scratched on the rocky soil of Pampa Ingenio and from a height of human growth they are just an obscure interweaving of yellow intersecting lines drawn by someone against the reddish background of the desert. The images are so large that it is impossible to notice them from the ground. They can be seen only from a bird's eye view. The mystery of the drawings lies in the incomprehensibility of their purpose, in the obscurity of the people who created them, as well as the method of applying to the surface of the earth. Official science believes that these signs are applied to one of the Indian cultures before the Inca period, "Nazca", which existed in southern Peru 1100 - 1700 years ago. These figures, scattered across the desert in a space of 500 km2, arose after careful cleaning of dark stones and small pebbles from a yellowish sandy surface, which was exposed. However, the purpose of these figures is unknown. Since 1926, when they were discovered, researchers have put forward many hypotheses. Alfred Kreber and Toribio Mejia, the first to discover these mysterious lines, suggested in them These figures, scattered across the desert in a space of 500 km2, arose after careful cleaning of dark stones and small pebbles from a yellowish sandy surface, which was exposed. However, the purpose of these figures is unknown. Since 1926, when they were discovered, researchers have put forward many hypotheses. Alfred Kreber and Toribio Mejia, the first to discover these mysterious lines, suggested a system of irrigation structures in them. Mechia, however, subsequently denied this theory and put forward another, linking drawings in the desert with the Inca's Holy Path (Ceques). Many signs - for example, a mound of stones at the points of intersection of lines - indicate that the figures performed religious functions. It is also believed that they could perform ritual astronomical functions. The mysterious and mysterious appeal of these drawings, which captivates both serious researchers and amateurs, is undeniable. To save them for posterity, visitors are now strictly forbidden to step on the line. From the observation deck, located in the mountains 20 kilometers north of the geoglyphs, three figures are clearly visible.