Mysterious holes, rows of which stretched from North to South in the valley of Pisco (Nazca, Peru), has received a scientific explanation. According to archaeologists, the holes helped the officials of the Inca Empire to collect taxes and distribute the products. There were also pits on the way from the fertile valley of Pisco in a large city.
Mysterious holes, rows of which stretched from North to South in the valley of Pisco (Nazca, Peru), has received a scientific explanation. According to archaeologists, the holes helped the officials of the Inca Empire to collect taxes and distribute the products. About it reports The Daily Mail.
American archaeologists have found some holes shards of Inca pottery of the XVI century. Then use the drones they took the whole territory from the air and were accurate map objects. It turned out that the location of the holes exactly like a "chess Board" — the same pattern scientists have observed in the barns of the Incas, the so-called groves.
This arrangement of holes has helped to measure how much resources each family has to give to the state. Scientists note that "grid" of holes was located along the road from the valley to Pisco Tambo Colorado is a major administrative center Tiahuanaco.
In the Inca state taxes were collected in kind — in particular, maize, pumpkins and other agricultural products. Then these products were given to the needy. "These openings is a great place to stop for a rest, to count their harvest and give it to the state. Each family came up and fell asleep in his hole products, while officials did their level stack", — suggested
"Network" holes was discovered in 1931, however, all the attention of scholars until recently, was drawn to the more famous Nazca lines (located next door). However, some researchers believe that the pit had no functional problems and was a work of art. Others believe that they served as repositories for guano.