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The Nazca Lines in Peru

10 Jun

Nazca Lines Hummingbird Sketch

The mysterious Nazca Lines are a group of large geoglyphs in southern Peru

Geoglyph:
An image created on the surface of the earth

The Nazca Lines Include:
Geometric shapes, animals, trees, and other images

Meaning of the Nazca Images:
Their meaning is unknown

Who Created:
The Nazca culture may have created the lines (the culture flourished from about 100 BC to 800 AD)

How Were the Nazca Lines Created:
It appears that pebbles on the surface were removed, revealing the lighter ground beneath

 

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_Lines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_culture
https://www.britannica.com/place/Nazca-Lines

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