Three types of works, to which we pay a great homage and without which we would not have any propositions to make more comprehensible these lines and drawings, are under discussion:
Maria Reiche: : Observation of the Solstices, the Equinoxes and the Moon. Link between the orientation of the Figures (ground drawings) and the constellations.
Henri Stierlin: proposes for the surfaces a use for the setting up of horizontal handlooms (6*30 meters) and proposes a certain numbers of lines connected to this surfaces for spreading the spun cotton. The ground drawings would be bound to the gods.
Maria Scholten de d'Ebneth: Without contradicting the hypotheses of Maria Reiche and Henri Stierlin, proposes large knowledge in geometry in the tracing of the ground drawings.
Knowledge in geometry more elaborate than though Maria Scholten de d’Ebneth:
tracing of a rectangle whose big side (East-west) is proportional to the
Golden Section, and the small side proportional to and oriented North-South.
This rectangle has particular properties (cardinal orientation of sides,
diagonals of the half rectangle in connection with the solstices, big diagonals
oriented toward the Apex,...). Relation between the ground drawings and the
symbolic of the funeral rituals (position and nature of the ground drawings).
Acceptance of the Stierlin hypothesis related to the weaving as being the
We thank the Muséo Nacional de Arqueologia y Antropologia of Lima for the authorization for taking the shots.
We also thank the Muséo Regional of Nazca for the authorization for taking pictures.
The shots of the site of Nazca was made on board of a Cessna 172 of the Aero-Condor Company of Nazca..