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Nazca Lines

Giant ancient geoglyphs in coastal desert, depicting animals and shapes, visible from above, mysterious origins.

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Aliens? Aliens. Little is known about the Nazca Civilization or the most famous remnants they left behind. These 2000 year-old petroglyphs have attracted curious travelers from far and wide, becoming Peru’s most famous icons and one of the most mysterious places on Earth. While the $100 flight might seem steep for a 20-minute ride, there’s nothing like the Nazca Lines anywhere else in the world.

elisolidum 4 years ago

The Nazca Lines are an awe-inspiring collection of ancient geoglyphs etched into the desert floor of southern Peru. Developed by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD, these mysterious figures span an area of nearly 1,000 sq. km and include over 800 designs, from geometric shapes to animal figures like monkeys, hummingbirds, and spiders. Regarded as one of the most impressive World Heritage Sites in South America, the Nazca Lines are a must-see attraction for visitors interested in ancient cultures, archaeology, and art.

seeker 1 year ago

These *massive* inscriptions encompass over five miles of etchings into the Peruvian desert. There are about 300 various recognizable figures, including both animals and plants, visible from the sky and nearby hilltops. The purpose of these manmade (speculative) designs remains undetermined, but some have theorized that it has to do with locations of rituals for crops and water. Try theorizing for yourself at this incredible- and mysterious destination.

seeker 3 years ago

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    It's your time to shine mystery junkies and conspiracy theorists because we have the list for you. These elusive destinations across the planet feature ancient structures, computer-like design, submerged formations, and even talk of extraterrestrial beings. With experts from around the world bickering and theorizing about the origin and purpose of these intricate monuments, we need to take matters into our own hands and uncover the ancient secrets of humankind- and potentially even more than that.
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    South America is soaked in a rich history and influence that permeates throughout the entire continent. With a vast terrain and diverse culture, there is no end to awe-inspiring World Heritage Sites ready for exploration. Uncover the secrets of the universe while relaxing along picturesque coastlines, witness Macchu Picchu, and more across the continent of South America.

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