Nazca Lines

Geometric and zoic figures constructed by altering the surface arrangement of gravel on the level expanses of the coastal desert plain of southern Peru. Created by the Nazca people for unknown purposes. "Nazca" and "Nasca" are commonly used to refer to the same thing, but generally prefer the use of Nazca to describe the region and Nasca to refer to the culture.

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Geometric and zoic figures constructed by altering the surface arrangement of gravel on the level expanses of the coastal desert plain of southern Peru. Created by the Nazca people for unknown purposes. "Nazca" and "Nasca" are commonly used to refer to the same thing, but generally prefer the use of Nazca to describe the region and Nasca to refer to the culture.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300265415. The J. Paul Getty Trust.