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Aerial investigation reveals 168 previously unnoticed Nazca Lines in Peru

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Archaeologists have discovered 168 previously unknown geoglyphs — often called Nazca Lines — that Indigenous people created more than a millennia ago in the Aja area, near the city of Nazca, Peru. 

The newfound geoglyphs include outlines of humans, camelids, birds, killer whales, felines and snakes. It's unknown why prehistoric people shaped the Nazca Lines, but one idea is that these features helped the Nazca people find water in the desert.

The newly discovered geoglyphs date to between 100 B.C. and A.D. 300 and were discovered during field surveys conducted between June 2019 and February 2020 by a team from Yamagata University in Japan, which worked with Jorge Olano, the head archaeologist for the Nazca Lines research program.


The team used aerial photos and drones to make the discovery, they said in a statement. 


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Nice story but they really should have had some pictures of the glyphs. 

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The main picture glyph look like a cartoon character from the 60s lol

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