The Nazca Lines

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The ancient earthwork known as the Nazca Lines, located on the high desert plains of Peru, is the most unusual drawing in the world. Some lines are straight and geometrical, while there are also depictions of animals, plants, and humans. In the drawing, lines define the shape onto the landscape at such enormous scale that it can only be seen from the sky. In fact, the Nazca Lines were first discovered by overflying commercial aircraft. One of the most intriguing designs of Nazca is the one which represents a Spider. The spider shown is 150 feet long; side by side, two such spiders would nearly fill up a football field. What was their purpose? The lines are mysterious. The designs resemble symbolic decorations found on local pottery made

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