Look Back: Nazca Lines

Peru contains a number of interesting places to visit:  Machu Picchu, the Andes, Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca, Atacama Desert.  It’s forgivable that perhaps the Nazca Lines do not get as much attention as some of the others.


But, where else can you find hundreds of drawings scratched into the floor of a large flat plain, many of which stretch over 3/4 of a mile and were created approximately 2,000 years ago?  We took a sightseeing flight on a six seater in order to get the best view.


Our visit to Nazca was in 2013 just prior to moving on to Cusco and Machu Picchu.


Nazca, Peru

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Nazca lines?  It’s one of the world’s remaining mysteries.  The lines consist of 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures and 70 spectacular animal and plant drawings.  The area containing the lines is over 500 square kilometers, that’s right, a huge area.  The scale of the drawings is such that you cannot visualize the drawings unless you are airborne.  For example, there is a 180 meter long lizard and a condor with a 130 meter wingspan.

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