More ancient drawings Nazca Lines discovered

Thursday June 14, 2018

More ancient drawings Nazca Lines discovered

The infamous Nazca lines, located in the South of Peru, with its more than 70 geoglyphs drawn in the sand around 500 years before, have just included more lines.

These new drawings have been credited to the Paracas culture (around 2000 years ago) by archaeologists. Among the discoveries (around 25), there is an orca, a monkey next to a dancer, and a pelican.

Patricia Balbuena, minister of Culture, said that they didn’t know that the Paracas (around 500 before the Nazcas) had worked on the same plain and that many of these figures (more…)

New Nazca Lines discovered in Peruvian Desert

Friday April 13, 2018

New Nazca Lines discovered in Peruvian Desert

Archaeologists have found new Nazca lines and geoglyphs in the Palpa province in Peru. These new monuments of the Nazca culture must date back to the area from 200 to 700 A.D. The other geoglyphs might originate from the Paracas and Topará cultures that lived between 500 B.C. and 200 A.D.

As they lay down on hillsides, lower located villages were able to see the geoglyphs from the Paracas culture. These glyphs rather picture humans than polygons, especially warriors of the culture.

Peru Top Destination for Adventure Tourism according to Rough Guide

Friday January 08, 2016

According to a survey conducted by the well known travelers guide Rough Guide, Peru is the only Latin American country selected as one of the People’s Choice Top 10 destinations for aventure tourism in 2016!

Peru is number #9 on the wordwide list there was special attention for Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines as well as for the Tucume Museum; the Tucume museum which also won the “Best Wider World Tourism Projects 2015” award granted by the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW) during the World Travel Market last November. (more…)

Peru Among Top 4 Countries for Tourism Investment

Thursday October 01, 2015

With Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, the beautiful beaches of the north, and the country’s lively gastronomic scene, tourists know that there’s no losing when it comes to traveling to Peru. And now investors are taking note, ranking Peru in the top four Latin American countries most attractive to tourism investment, along with Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

The president of the South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference 2015, Arturo Garcia Rosa, said that Peru is among the best in Latin America for attracting investment to develop tourism. (more…)

Good news for the preservation of the Nazca Lines

Monday September 28, 2015

The Nazca Lines in Peru face a number of threats which can be difficult to deal with as they are spread over a vast expanse of desert. The threats are also wide ranging, including damage by activists, damage cause by Dakar Rally vehicles, land invasions and illegal mining, amongst others.

The good news is that the Lines and efforts to protect them have recently received a boost in the form of a $150,000 grant from the United States’ Ambassador’s Fund. (more…)

Nazca lines continue to reveal secrets lost to the passing of time

Tuesday May 12, 2015

The Nazca lines in Peru have managed to survive many years and continue to endure recent threat from rally cars, settlements and mining. Yet they still have secrets to reveal. Evidence has come to light that suggests that two different sets of people who lived in the area at different times were responsible for making the lines and also that they created them for different reasons.

The team involved in the discovery have analyzed the lines including their location, style and their method of construction. They believe that some of the lines were made for different reasons. Some were intended to be seen from areas important for performing rituals, from higher parts of the landscape. (more…)

Peru in Outrage over Greenpeace Stunt at Nazca Lines

Wednesday December 17, 2014

On Monday Dec. 8th Greenpeace may have crossed the line, literally. In their most recent publicity stunt, twenty Greenpeace activists from seven countries used the Nazca Lines in southern Peru to broadcast a message to the COP20 representatives in Lima. Trekking a kilometer from the highway in the darkness of pre-dawn hours they arrived at the hummingbird figure where they laid out a message on the ground in giant yellow letters: “Time for Change! The Future is Renewable” signed with their name underneath, “Greenpeace.”

New Rock Lines Discovered in Peru

Tuesday May 06, 2014

Archaeologists in southern Peru have discovered new rock lines that predate the well known Nazca lines by centuries. This was published in the Live Science Website.

Apparently the new rock lines were likely once marked the site of ancient fairs. This was said by Charles Stanish, the director of the Cotsen Institute of Archeology of the University of California (Los Angeles).

The lines were created by the Paracas culture, that predated the Nazca Culture; if so, this makes the new lines at least 300 years older than the giant and world famous geoglyphs or rock lines (more…)

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