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Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca


Nasca's Geoglyphs
No doubt that one of the biggest enigmas of archaeology are the lines and geoglyphs located in the deserts of San José and on some slopes of the River Grande valley, 20 minutes away from the village of Nasca. These designs, attributed to the Nasca culture, cover a surface of more than a thousand square kilometers, and they were possibly created between the years 200 and 500 B.C. The reason why they were created and the meanings of the gigantic figures and lines remain a mystery to scientists, though some theories say that they could have had some kind of utilitarian or ritual purpose.

Department
Ica
Location
25 km (15 mi) north of Nasca
Season
Year-round
Attractions
Archaeological sites
How to get there
By car from Lima taking the South Panamerican highway (443 km/276.8 mi south of Lima).
Activities
Cultural sightseeing.
Services
None

 

 

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