Photo. Nazca Lines is now considered a World Heritage Site in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. I viewed this rectangel from a plane in 2004.
These giant ancient line arts drawn in the Peruvian desert are so large that they can only be fully observed from the sky.
The geoglyphs are located in an arid coastal area of Southern Peru that cover an estimated 170 square miles (450 square kilometers). There have been discovered over thousands geoglyphs on the ground, depict creatures from both the natural world and the human imagination. They include animals such as the spider, hummingbird, monkey, lizard, pelican and even a killer whale. Also depicted are plants, trees, flowers and oddly shaped fantastic figures. Also illustrated are geometric motifs such as wavy lines, triangles, spirals and rectangles.
See newly discovered ancient drawings in the Peruvian desert. Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists found new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth. Watch the video on National Geographic.
As my plane soared over the high desert of southern Peru, the landscape changed form.
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Nazca Lines is now considered a World Heritage Site in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. I viewed this rectangel from a plane in 2004. Photo from my exploration of the Nazca Lines in 2004. Photo from my exploration of the Nazca Lines in 2004. Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth in April 2018.
Apart from the Nazca Lines there's another, quite bisarre place in Nazca; the Chauchilla desert cemetery some 30 kms out of town. – her: Nazca Lines.
Walking around the Chauchilla cemetery was a pretty scary experience; the extreme dry and sunny climate had preserved some of the corpses and body parts in a remarkable way, some with pieces of clothing and braided hair intact, and there were bones, sculls and corpses as shown on the photo. The mummified body looked like ghosts. It`s like they were sending a message from the past. Sometimes I felt they very starring directly towards me. I hoped they understood that the last thing I would like do is to disturb them. – her: Nazca Lines.
Scattered over a vast area several hundreds of graves can be found, most of which have been opened by ancient times' grave robbers, leaving the approximately 2000 year old bones and corpses fully exposed. Some of the bodies from an lost ancient people in Peru are well preserved, and they looked like ghosts trying to return to our world.
Stein Morten Lund, 2nd May 2018