Thursday, September 22, 2011

Personal Interest: Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines are located in the Nazca Desert in Peru SA.The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, llamas, and lizards. But there are also several that just straight lines, like runways in the mountains.The lines were created by removing the reddish soil and pebbles from the ground to reveal the white earth underneath.
It's really interesting because of how large these designs are and how perfect they look from the air. It obviously too lots of time and care. The lines went unoticed for over thousands of years because they can only be seen from a air view, and people didnt fly over the area by plane until the 1930's.

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