While the town of Nazca may be of little interest in its own right, it is very close to one of the major centres of Nazca culture. Drawn on the red earth of the pampas between 900 BCE and 500 CE over nearly 450km², the Nazca lines, which are only visible from the sky, depict living or imaginary beasts, stylised plants and geometric patterns. By whom, how and why were they drawn? Despite the multitude of hypotheses, no one has yet found the answer.
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