The mysterious Nazca lines
Ready to discover the Nazca lines with an overflight?
Chances are that you have seen aerial pictures of the Lines of Nazca, either on television or in a magazine, and if that is the case, then you have likely been intrigued by them. They are an unsolved mystery of the ancient world, and a must-see tourist attraction. The ancient lines can only be truly taken in, their forms discerned, from high in the air, leaving generations mystified as to how these precise works could´ve been completed long before the documented invention of human flight.
The Nazca lines, declared “Archeological World Heritage Site” by UNESCO, are giant geoglyphs that represent from simple lines to geometric figures and complex designs of animals and people. These layouts were made by the inhabitants of the Nazca culture between 200 a. C. and 600 d. Thousands of years later. Maria Reiche, studied this place throughout her life and was fascinated by the perfection of the figures. She determined that the geoglyphs were a gigantic solar and lunar calendar for ancient Peruvian astronomers. In order to forecast the harvest season and the rainy season. There are about 800 designs, between lines and geometric figures and animals. Some of the most famous are the following. The hummingbird, the Condor, the Pelican, the spider, the monkey, the tree and the whale.
As the flight to the Nazca lines, just take around 40 minutes, you will have plenty of time to take some optional tours in the Nazca city, like visiting a pottery workshop, a pre-Inca cemetery containing ancient mummies or the Cantalloc aqueducts from Nazca civilization that are still in working order, and some of them are even still being used by farmers to irrigate the pampas (plains).
Are you ready to explore and connect with the nazca lines?