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Description

Necropolis of Chauchilla (052)
Necropolis of Chauchilla (052)

14° 58′ 58″ S, 74° 55′ 34″ W

The Nazca lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert that stretches over more than 80 km and have been created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and AD 700. There are hundreds of stylised figures (hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks or orcas, lamas, and lizards). The Nazca have also built an impressive system of underground aqueducts still in function today.

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Main Sights

  • Necropolis of Chauchilla: Located 30 km away from Nazca, it has mummies, some pottery pieces, human bones and skulls at open air.

See also

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Machu Picchu (128)
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Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the south-east by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.… [Read more]