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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…)

Another ancient geoglyph was found in the Nazca desert

Monday May 02, 2016

The archaeological site on Nazca was declared a World heritage site by UNESCO because of the animal figures, objects and anthropomorphic figures that can only be seen by flying over the area. Recently, an entire new geoglyph has been discovered at Pampa de Majuelos. This is an important discovery for the scientific community and for the tourism sector.

According to National Geographic the new discovered geoglyph is a 30-meter long figure drawn upon the arid plateaus, the figure would represent an animal with a long tongue. (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…)

New Nazca geoglyphs exposed in Peru

Wednesday August 06, 2014

The Nazca lines are ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert in Peru’s Southern Ica region. They exist of hundreds of individual designs, varying in complexity between simple lines and stylized figures, such as hummingbirds, spiders and monkeys. In total all the lines cover a surface of approximately 280 square miles and some of the shapes reach a size of over 200 meters (the largest figure is a pelican of 285 meter).

There exist different interpretations about the purpose of the figures but in general they believe they had or a religious significance or that they were used for astronomical rituals. (more…)

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