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tour the nazca lines of peru
Peru's famous Nazca Lines are large lines etched into the desert floor by an ancient people that inhabited the deserts south of Lima several centuries ago. These lines depict people, animals, plants and wildlife scenes and because they are so large, they can only be seen from the air.
It was not until the turn of the nineteenth century that these lines were discovered, because they were seen by pilots flying the first airplanes over these remote and rugged desert landscapes.
Because there is virtually no rain in this area of Peru along the coast between Peru and Chile, the Nazca Lines have been preserved for centuries. The purpose of the Nazca Lines, is unknown, however it is believed that perhaps the ancient people who drew these lines in the desert floor were passing on a signal to passing flocks of birds on how to cross the desert to the Andean Mountain passes, where food and water were more abundant.