Nazca Lines

Nazca Lines

A high plateau in southern Peru is home to the remarkable Nazca Lines - giant earth drawings of a hummingbird, monkey, spider, lizard, and other shapes created between 200 BCE and 600 CE.

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Lineas de Nazca
Nasca Lines
Nazca Lines


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