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Nazca, Pathway to Infinity, 1979. "False Trapezoidal Figures" consist of two perfectly straight lines, each about three feet wide, that extend for miles across the pampa until they become lost in the foothills of the Andes. The lines are actually parallel but their great length makes them appear to converge as trapezoids. Their function is entirely unknown. One hypothesis is that they were used in coming-of-age or clan initiation ceremonies, and that "walkers" would experience spiritual growth following the pathway to an ancient holy place in the hills. The false trapezoidal figures are believed to date from the Late Nazca Period, around 1400 years ago.


 
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Photograph from Markings: Sacred Landscapes from the Air
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