The Nazca Lines


"The Nazca Lines, giant drawings in a desert in the south of Peru, were created by the Nazca people between A.D. 0 and A.D. 600. The lines cover such a wide area that they are only properly visible from the air. A variety of animals are represented: a 600-foot (180-meter) lizard, a 300-foot (90-meter) monkey with a tightly curled tail, and a condor with a 400-foot (120-meter) wingspan. The picture below shows the hummingbird. They were created by removing the top layer of earth to reveal the lighter colored dust beneath. Other designs include triangles, rectangles, or straight lines that run across the desert sometimes for more than a mile. There are several dozen different figures".

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