The Ancient Civilization Of Nazca

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The ancient civilization of Nazca is long disappeared and has granted one of the most significant legacies of ancient Peruvian culture. The Nazca has not only etched their mark into the surface of the Nazca Desert but they left a mark that continues to intrigue scientists and modern society in the present day. Actually, the Nazca left behind thousands of marks in the forms of various shapes, designs, mythological creatures, and a variety of intricate geometric lines. It is evident that the popularity of the Nazca Lines continues to gain momentum as the previous lines are studied and awed over as well as the new geoglyphs are still being discovered at this present time.
Located in the dry Peruvian coastal plain, some 400 km south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nazca or Nasca and the pampas of Jumana cover approximately 450 km2. The lines were scratched on the surface of the ground between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500. (Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana) The Nazca Lines were designed within the ground by removing the iron oxide coated reddish pebbles that lie on the surface and uncovering a deeper whitish or grayish colored earth underneath. The color of the newly exposed earth creates a vivid contrast that allows for the numerous well defined lines and creations. The figures range in size and the largest design is over six hundred and sixty feet across.
Although, the actual creators of the lines and to what specific reason why they were created remains unknown, the main

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