The Nazca Lines in southern Peru are a collection of hundreds of geoglyphs created by the Nazca culture, whose people inhabited the area from about 100 to 800 AD.
The designs were created between 400 and 650 AD by removing the reddish brown pebbles covering the ground to reveal the light gray earth beneath.
To create the giant geoglyphs, the Nazca traced straight lines in the earth using stakes and string. They created figures ranging from geometric shapes to spiders,orcas, hummingbirds, human figures and trees.
The figures range in size and cover an area of 190 square miles (500 km sq). The largest figures measure over 660 feet (200 m) across. That’s about the length of two* American football fields!
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