Saturday, December 15, 2012

PERU - Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana

"Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, some 400 km south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nasca and the pampas of Jumana cover about 450 km2. These lines, which were scratched on the surface of the ground between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500, are among archaeology's greatest enigmas because of their quantity, nature, size and continuity. The geoglyphs depict living creatures, stylized plants and imaginary beings, as well as geometric figures several kilometres long. They are believed to have had ritual astronomical functions." -

Postcard 1: Unwritten

Thank you so much Veronika for sending me this wonderful card together with 2 other Peruvian UNESCO cards! =)

Postcard 2: Written & Stamped
The Nasca lines really amazes me!
I, myself could not believe the ancient people actually did this wonderful work of art!
I so much admire them!
Thank you so much, Marcos for sharing this postcard with me!

Postcard 3: Condor
CONDOR: It is 135 meters long, a line that runs parallel to its wing
points toward the summer solstice on December 21.

"It's so nice to see the lines from an airplane...", shares Katia.
Thank you so much Katia for this wonderful card!

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