The Nazca Lines Gallery

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Nazca Lines - Human Effigy

Nazca Lines - Human Effigy
Nazca Lines - Human Effigy.

Located in the Nazca Desert of southern Peru, the mysterious Nazca Lines were created by the people of the Nazca culture somewhere between 400 and 650 AD. There are hundreds of figures representing birds, monkeys, fish, lizards, plant life, and even people. There are also many straight lines or paths, some stretching for miles.

The outlines of the figures were created by brushing away a thin layer of reddish stones to reveal a lighter layer of earth beneath.

The purpose or intention of the figures is unknown. Theories include: religious rites, fertility symbols, or as astronomical symbols to be seen by the gods in the sky.

Sometimes called "The Astronaut"

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Nazca Lines - Hands

Nazca Lines - Hands
Nazca Lines - Hands.

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Nazca Lines - Killer Whale

Nazca Lines - Killer Whale
Nazca Lines - Killer Whale.

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Nazca Lines - Parrot

Nazca Lines - Parrot
Nazca Lines - Parrot.

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Nazca Lines - Unknown Glyph

Nazca Lines - Unknown Glyph
Nazca Lines - Unknown Glyph.

Formation of unknown meaning.

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Nazca Lines - Tree

Nazca Lines - Tree
Nazca Lines - Tree.

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Nazca Lines - Large Spiral

Nazca Lines - Large Spiral
Nazca Lines - Large Spiral.

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Nazca Lines - Strange Figures

Nazca Lines - Strange Figures
Nazca Lines - Strange Figures.

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Nazca Lines - Bird

Nazca Lines - Bird
Nazca Lines - Bird.

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Nazca Lines - Flared Line

Nazca Lines - Flared Line
Nazca Lines - Flared Line.

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Nazca Lines - Bird

Nazca Lines - Bird
Nazca Lines - Bird.

This is generally interpreted to be a bird, but is also has a prehistoric, dinosaur-like look to it.

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Nazca Lines - Fish

Nazca Lines - Fish
Nazca Lines - Fish.

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Nazca Lines - Trident

Nazca Lines - Trident
Nazca Lines - Trident.

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Nazca Lines - Unknown

Nazca Lines - Unknown
Nazca Lines - Unknown.

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Nazca Lines - Flower

Nazca Lines - Flower
Nazca Lines - Flower.

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Nazca Lines - Pelican

Nazca Lines - Pelican
Nazca Lines - Pelican.

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Nazca Lines - Dog

Nazca Lines - Dog
Nazca Lines - Dog.

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Nazca Lines - Spider

Nazca Lines - spider
Nazca Lines - spider.

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Nazca Lines - Condor

Nazca Lines - Condor
Nazca Lines - Condor.

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Nazca Lines - Monkey

Nazca Lines - Monkey
Nazca Lines - Monkey.

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Nazca Lines - Flared Line

Nazca Lines - Flared Line
Nazca Lines - Flared Line.

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Nazca Lines - Straight Lines

Nazca Lines - Straight Lines
Nazca Lines - Straight Lines.

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Nazca Lines - Hummingbird

Nazca Lines - Hummingbird
Nazca Lines - Hummingbird.