The geoglyphs of Nazca. Some observations

  • Published on Friday, 19 April 2013 20:00
  • Written by Igor Alekseev

Igor Alekseev, december 2010

"Several centuries before the times of the Incas, the inhabitants of the southern Peruvian coastal region created a monument which, being unique in its kind, was intended to transmit an important message to posterity. Its enormous extension and the accurate lines of its contours could remind us of the Pyramids of Egypt. But instead of looking up to a work of monumental three-dimensional simplicity, we look down from great heights on flat surfaces, which over miles are covered with geometric patterns which spread, as if drawn by giants with rulers of hundreds of feet…"

– M. Reiche "Mystery on Desert"

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About Nazca Lines in Wikipedia

  • Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 20:00
  • Written by Evgeny Egorov


Article in Wikipedia:

The Nazca Lines (ˈnæzkə) are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometres (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana about 400 km south of Lima. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards.

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