Friday, October 18, 2019

A series of ancient brushstrokes millennium unfaded in Peru

Nazca Desert (Peru) is home to a huge collection of strange, mysterious brushwork on the ground since ancient times.

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Nazca Desert
Located in the coastal plain of Peru, about 400 km south of Lima, the Nazca desert is home to a huge collection of strange patterns carved on the ground, diverse in size and shape. Anthropologists believe that the culture of Nazca began around 100 BC and flourished from 1-700 AD. Photo: Machutravelperu.
Nazca Desert
Most of the Nazca drawings are found in Peru. Chavin and Paracas cultures before Nazca era could also be the reason for the formation of desert drawing. Photo: Britannica.
Nazca Desert
Created by ancient Nazca culture in South America, the drawings are rich and unique. More than 800 lines are located in the coastal plain, some up to 48 km long. More than 300 different shapes such as triangles, rectangles, trapezoid, spiral, arrows, wavy are also found. Photo: Atlasobscura.
Nazca Desert
The Nazca Line is best known for the illustration shapes of about 70 species of animals and plants such as spiders, hummingbirds, monkeys, whales, ducks, lizards, cacti, flowers, and so on. Some of which are length up to 370 m. Ancient Nazca people also created many other images to recreate life and people. Photo: Latimes.
Nazca Desert
Nazca drawings can only admire the whole from above by its huge size. Recent research has shown that the figure is related to water and priceless goods in arid regions. They are part of the ritual of praying to the gods for rain. Photo: Latimes.
Nazca Desert
Unlike other monuments around the world, Nazca largely avoided the destruction of nature thanks to its special location. However, they are not completely safe due to the impact of climate change, erratic weather and human research activities. Photo: Sciencealert.

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