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About the Nazca Lines
The figures which can be seen from a great distance are beyond beautiful. Moreover, they vary in complexity as well. There are hundreds of simple lines and geometric shapes. Presently, there are more than 70 zoomorphic designs. Some of the shapes recreate a hummingbird, spider, fish, condor, heron, monkey, lizard, dog, cat, or even a human.
Although the Nazca Lines have been said to be virtually indecipherable from ground level, some people claim that one cannot understand their meaning without walking the sacred paths.
The Nazca Lines are a collection of giant geoglyphs—designs or motifs etched into the ground—located in the Peruvian coastal plain about 250 miles south of Lima, Peru. Created by the ancient Nazca culture in South America, and depicting various plants, animals, and shapes, the 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines can only be fully appreciated when viewed from the air given their massive size. Despite being studied for over 80 years, the geoglyphs—which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994—are still a mystery to researchers.
This ancient mistery inspired us to create Nazca lines virtual run challenge . In total, there are over 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures and 70 animal and plant designs. Straight lines go up to 30 miles, while the biomorphs vary from 50 to 1 200 feet in length.
The most common hypothesis for Nazca lines is that they were drawn for astronomical purposes. Maria Reiche, spent years studying the site concluded that it was a huge astronomical calendar.
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