The new findings add to the 190 previously discovered geoglyphs at the UNESCO World Heritage site. The discoveries are thought to date to between 100 B.C. and A.D. 300.
Scientists have discovered 168 new geoglyphs — known as the Nazca Lines — in the soil of Peru’s desert.
More than a hundred new designs discovered in and around Peru’s ancient Nazca plain and surrounding areas could bring new information to light about the mysterious pre-Columbian artworks that have intrigued scientists and visitors for decades. Following two years of field surveys with aerial photos and drones, Peruvian and Japanese researches from Yamagata University earlier this month reported the discovery of 168 new designs at the UNESCO World Heritage site on Peru’s southern Pacific coast.
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru constructed between were created between 500 BC and 500 AD.
The Nazca Lines in Peru are intriguing. Here’s how to visit these these mysterious geoglyphs in the sand in a specialized experience without spending a lot of money.
Source: The Nazca Lines: A Life’s Work
Exploring the Nazca Lines on the Ground – Nazca Peru; Karen Catchpole & Eric Mohl; Trans-Americas Journey
After Karen Catchpole and Eric Mohl flightseeing tour over the Nazca Lines in Peru they explore the lines from the ground for a different perspective on the mysterious geoglyphs.
Flight Seeing Over the Nazca Lines – Nazca, Peru; Karen Catchpole & Eric Mohl; Trans-Americas Journey
Marveling at the famous Nazca Lines in Peru during a spectacular flightseeing tour to see the Nazca Lines from the air.