The Nazca Lines

Macabre At Midnight

About 250 miles south of Lima, Peru you will find a collection of giant geoglyphs along the Peruvian coastal plain known as the Nazca lines. They were created by the ancient Nazca culture, and depict different shapes, plants, and animals. The 2000-year-old Nazca lines can only be fully appreciated if viewed from the air. In 1994, the site was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite having been studied for over 80 years, they are still a mystery

Within the Nazca lines, there are three types of lines: pictorial representations, geometric designs, and straight lines. There are over 800 straight lines along the coastal plain, some of which are 30 miles long. There are more than 300 geometric designs, which include shapes like wavy lines, zig-zags, arrows, spirals, trapezoids, rectangles, and triangles.

What the Nazca lines are, perhaps, best known for are their representations of around 70 plants and animals…

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