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Nazca lines used to mark pilgrimage route

New research suggests that the famous Nazca Lines in Peru may have been used by two separate groups of people to mark the route to an ancient temple. The earliest Nazca Lines were created so pilgrims could view the markings along a ritual processional route, the researchers said. But later people

Pop-up shanty town threatens Peru’s Nazca lines

Squatters have set up 50 shacks along Peru's ancient Nazca lines. In Peru, squatters who occupy land for more than a day have the right to a judicial process before eviction, which Alva said can take two to three years. "The problem is that by then, the site will be destroyed," she

Peru’s Nazca lines spared from floods

The famous Nazca lines in Peru have been spared by flooding in the region. Archaeologist explained that this situation is the result of rainfall that occurs in the highlands of the province of Nazca at this time of the year. [tweetmeme][Full story] Story: Living In Peru | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Logging caused Nazca civilization collapse

Archaeologists have found that one reason for the demise of the Nazca civilization in Peru was due to logging. The Nazca are famous for creating complex line drawings that can only be seen from the air in the Nazca desert, Peru 400km south of Lima. They were created between 500BC and 500AD