Earth Mysteries Articles
January 21, 2012 | Julian Laster
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometres (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, llamas, and lizards.
June 16, 2011 | Ginger Red Hawk
Mystery. Power. Stillness.
The sense of being in a place so ancient you can actually feel the spirits whispering to each other. Stonehenge is undoubtedly Britain's greatest National monument symbolizing endurance, history and the strength and determination of those who built it.
Situated on the Salisbury plain, Stonehenge is a destination for visitors from all over the world. Exactly who built Stonehenge or the purpose behind building it is still unknown. We can only guess at its origins.
June 15, 2011 | Ginger Red Hawk
Situated at an elevation of about 6,750 feet above the Urubamba Valley, 50 miles NW of Cuzco, Peru, lies the Lost city of the Incas or as it is better known - Machu Picchu. A fortress city of the ancient Incas, the extra-ordinary pre-Columbian ruin is 5 sq. miles of terraced stonework linked by 3000 steps. It was virtually intact when discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.
June 3, 2011 | Ceri Balston
I grew up near Salisbury, in a part of England that is full of all manner of wondrous sites, and so from an early age I found myself fascinated by the mystery of man's earliest creations. Stonehenge was just a short bike ride away, Old Sarum, an ancient hill fort, made a magnificent playground for my brother and I, and whilst at school, during particularly fascinating maths' classes I would stare out the window at the cathedral spire and marvel at its majesty.
Recently, I discovered that all of these places that had so fascinated me as a child, as well as many others in the nearby vicinity are aligned in a perfect straight line into what is termed a ley. Could it be that this alignment of places with such spiritual significance is just a coincidence or is there more to it than that?