The Enigmatic Lines of the Nazca Pampa


The Enigmatic Lines of the Nazca Pampa

The ancient astronaut theory suggests the Nazca Lines may be vastly older then the accepted timeline. In the early 1960’s a cache of over 15,000 carved stones with many engravings depicting the Nazca Lines were unearthed just north of the Nazca pampa in the department of Ica. Among the startling etchings were hundreds of images illustrating an unknown space-faring civilization existing concurrent with the dinosaur.


In the 1980’s one group constructed and flew a woven fabric hot-air balloon to prove the theory that the ancient Nazcans were capable of flight, still others equate the lines with water rituals, and as worship to the Apu, “spirits of the mountains”. The most enduring theory was held by the German mathematician Maria Reiche who spent most of her life studying and protecting the lines. Maria Reiche believed the pampa was a giant astronomical calendar. Maria Reiche Official Lecture, a must read!


Archaeologists have found ruins belonging to the Nazca civilization to which the authors of the famous Nazca Lines presumably belonged, Lima’s El Comercio daily reports. The team responsible for the discovery headed by Peruvian archaeologist Johnny Islas and German archaeologist Markus Reidel started excavation of the site in 1996 under the sponsorship of the Swiss-Lichtenstein Foundation for Archaeological Research. The site located 12 miles from Palpa in a desert area 248 miles south of Lima, contains two architectonic complexes identified as La Muña and Los Molinos, in which numerous lines closely linked to those in the Nazca plains were found. Study of the ruins allowed for the identification of the area where the authors of the Nazca Lines lived and will permit future determination of the origin and development of these geoglyphs and the reasons why they were drawn.


At Molinos, physical evidence of great halls, palaces, residences and adobe buildings were found whereas La Muña contained tombs of both common and high-ranking Nazca residents. The enigmatic origin of the Nazca Lines has given rise to abundant theories including one which attributes them to extraterrestrials. The lines discovered by Peruvian archaeologist Mejia Xespe in 1927 spread over 217 square miles and depict more than 70 representations of animals, human beings and geometric figures, as well as 40 small triangular plazas. According to the late researcher and protectress of the lines, Maria Reiche, the figures represent an astronomical calendar and the first awakening of humanity to exact sciences.

Geoglyphs found In Bolivia are larger then those of Nazca according to a group of archaeologists from the U.S. who announced in May 2003, that they discovered the presence of geoglyph gigantic drawings in sand in an area of 22 kilometers near the National Park of Sajama in west Bolivia 16 times larger than the lines of Nazca, Peru. The important find consists of a group of lines “one to two meters in width” and “20 kilometers” in length, and in some cases form 436 distinct routes, and could be related to the Andean Cosmogony.

Maria Reiche Planetarium

If you will be journeying to Nazca, be sure to visit the Maria Reiche Planetarium at the Hotel Nazca Lines. The planetarium opened in 2000 and is run by Edgardo Azabache and Enrique Levano who both speak English and Italian. Azabache also speaks French. Every evening lectures based on Maria Reiche’s research and Nazca Lines theories are presented including the astrological and archeological implications of the earth scrapings on the Pampa.


The astonishing visual presentation runs 45 minutes after which visitors have the rare opportunity to view the Nazca night sky adjacent to the planetarium under the moon, stars and planets, viewed through the high-standard telescope. The Maria Reiche Planetarium is located on tthe grounds of the Nazca Lines Hotel in Nazca town, address: Jr. Bolognesi Nº 300.



Mystery of the GGF Nazca Geometrical Star (PDF)

Erich von Daniken author of Chariots of the Gods, returns to the location of his greatest success, the plains of Nazca, where he flies over the strangest of archaeological mysteries and wonders at the mile long landing strips, the curious etchings, and a never before photographed gigantic geometrical design which we have featured in An Enigma in the Nazca Palpa. View Javier Cabrera’s Ica Stones of Peru with the curator of the Ica Stone Museum included are many photos of the Ica Stones and Nazca Lines highlighted in von Daniken’s book, and here on this website.

“Ancient Aliens: Nazca Lines”
The History Channel: In modern times, the first UFO was reported in 1947. But many people believe that aliens have been among us for thousands of years. And for evidence, they point to certain ancient texts and monuments. Do they, in fact, tell the story of extraterrestrial contact eons ago? This documentary features footage from the Nazca Lines, Tiwanaku, Egypt et all and correlations with the ancient astronauts theory. Join the worlds leading UFO experts including the authors of the bestselling Alien Identities and Fingerprints of the Gods for an extraordinary investigation that journeys through human history in search of evidence of alien contact. Why do so many structures, from different societies worldwide, seem to point towards the same spot in the skies? What other possible explanation is there for the frequent references to strange flying objects in ancient texts? Do some clues point to the presence of aliens among the ancients themselves? With dramatic re-creations, footage from around the world and inspired scholarship, ANCIENT ALIENS attempts to uncover the truth.