recently, we are shocked by another crop circle that was found in Sleman and Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

well, truthfully, yes, i’m pretty interested in it. but as soon as i saw the picture, i directly remember about Nazca Lines.

for you who has watched Indiana Jones IV, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull might say, “oooooh!” for you who have no idea at all, let me show you what is Crop Circle, and what is Nazca Lines.

CROP CIRCLE


what is Crop Circle? according to Wikipedia (since it’s the easiest source to get), Crop Circle is a sizable pattern created by the flattening of a crop such as wheat, barley, rye, maize, or rapeseed. Crop circles are also referred to as crop formations, because they are not always circular in shape. some say that Crop Circle is the result of extraordinary meteorological phenomena. but most believe that it’s one of paranormal activity.

yes, the Unidentified Flying Object aka UFO. alien with flying saucer.

actually, Crop Circle can be man-made. humans make Crop Circle to advertise their company, or just to make sensations. who doesn’t want to be popular, anyway? LOL

NAZCA LINES

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 or orcas, llamas, and lizards.

The lines are shallow designs made in the ground by removing the ubiquitous reddish pebbles and uncovering the whitish ground beneath. Hundreds are simple lines or geometric shapes; more than seventy are designs of animal, bird, fish or human figures. The largest figures are over 200 metres (660 ft) across. Scholars differ in interpreting the purpose of the designs, but they generally ascribe religious significance to them.

The geometric ones could indicate the flow of water or be connected to rituals to summon water. The spiders, birds, and plants could be fertility symbols. Other possible explanations include: irrigation schemes or giant astronomical calendars.

So, which one do you guys like better? both are very impressive, right?

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