If I tell you, the "cat" in the picture below was created more than 2000 years ago, do you believe it?
Many netizens said: do not believe it.
However, this picture has been reported by many media recently. The Peruvian Ministry of Culture stated that it was discovered in the local Nazca wilderness area.
This "cat" is 37 meters long and is painted on a hillside overlooking the world.
But I always feel that it is saying: shit, human!
The area where the painting was found is itself the location of the famous spectacle "Nazca Lines". A large number of patterns painted on the ground have been found.
With the discovery of this strangely shaped pattern, the reactions of netizens began to polarize.
Some jokes don't forget their original intentions, and they encourage archaeologists to take a closer look. Maybe there are mouse patterns around. If you put together a dog, you will find the origin of a certain cartoon.
And the cats’ followers have already begun to cheer:
There are also people who rationally analyze, perhaps this is not drawn by a human but by a cat, in order to communicate with cats in the universe:
At the same time,
Everyone is mainly arguing about several issues:
Such an obvious pattern will not be seen until 2020. Have humans not noticed it for more than two thousand years?
There are drones now, is it difficult to find this painting?
Why is there a road next to it? Build the road first, then see the pattern?
Of course, there are still many netizens who feel that the style of painting is too sand sculpture, and it does not look like ancient people painted.
Indeed, as far as the style of painting is concerned, it is simply the painting method of modern network animation.
Or refer to this cat:
However, after investigation, Kuangwan found that
Let's first understand what the Nazca Line is.
This is a pattern drawn on the ground of the Nazca Desert in Peru. It is too large to be seen at a certain height.
It has its own mystery, and it is not clear why the ancients painted these patterns.
The content of these patterns can basically be divided into three categories, straight lines, geometric patterns, or illustrations, that is, plants, animals, and human figures.
There are many types of animal patterns, such as spiders, birds, monkeys and so on.
People will make grooves on the ground, remove the deep rust-colored pebbles from the ground, and expose the light-colored sand below, so that the lines and the surrounding ground form a color difference, and the picture comes out. Because of the arid climate here, the picture is relatively less affected by the outside world.
Experts believe that most of the Nazca lines were created during the Nazca cultural period, and the prosperity of this cultural period was between 100 BC and 800 AD.
Before this, the more ancient Paracas culture (800 BC to 100 BC) may have some similar creations.
It's just that the style of this period is a bit different. Its pictures are smaller and more appear on the hillside, making it easier to see.
This is also one of the reasons for judging that the "cat"-shaped pattern belongs to the Paracas culture.
So the question is, why is it invisible for more than 2,000 years?
In fact, for the Nazca Lines, archaeologists have made new discoveries every period.
Before the restoration, it was almost imperceptible. This is because it is more susceptible to natural erosion on steep slopes, and will be covered by other things. If there is no difference in the color of the land, the picture itself is difficult to observe. Therefore, it took the researchers about a week to complete the repair, which revealed the "cat".
Also, discovering it is a coincidence in itself.
The person in charge of the park where the pattern is located said that they actually planned to build a passage.
And this is probably why there is a road next to the pattern.
Finally, there is the issue of painting style. Many people, including Kuang Maru, see the painting style and basically conclude that this is a "traversing" work, a modern painting method.
However, according to the official website, in the ceramics and textiles of the Paracas culture, the image of this type of feline exists.
The following exhibit is from Palaska Culture and is in the Dallas Museum of Art:
Comparing the "cat"-shaped pattern on the hillside again, you will find that the style is indeed very close.
However, these still cannot convince everyone. After all, everyone has not seen the complete clean-up process, and the previous flips of various unsolved mysteries have made netizens more vigilant about similar incidents.
Moreover, some netizens raised more powerful questions. After reading it, I can't go back...