New Nasca lines dis­cov­ered in Peru

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS -

Thanks to the lat­est ad­vances in space ar­chae­ol­ogy and aerial drone sur­veys, ar­chae­ol­o­gists have dis­cov­ered 50 new ex­am­ples of Nasca and Para­cas lines in Peru.

The two cul­tures co­ex­isted for one or more gen­er­a­tions, both on the Para­cas Penin­sula and in the nearby Ica Val­ley, and their in­ter­ac­tion played a key role in the de­vel­op­ment of the Nasca cul­ture and ce­ramic and tex­tile tra­di­tions.

It is thought, how­ever, that these new ex­am­ples are ear­lier than those pre­vi­ously found. Peru­vian Min­istry of Cul­ture ar­chae­ol­o­gist Johny Isla, said “This means that it is a tra­di­tion of over a thou­sand years that pre­cedes the fa­mous ge­o­glyphs of the Nasca cul­ture, which opens the door to new hy­pothe­ses about its func­tion and mean­ing,”

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