The Nazca Lines

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The Nazca Lines are a series of large ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, in southern Peru. The largest figures are up to 370m long. The Nazca Lines were most likely created between 500 BC and 500 AD. The figures include designs of birds, fish, llamas, jaguars, and monkeys, or human figures.

The designs are shallow lines made in the ground by removing the reddish pebbles and uncovering the whitish ground beneath. Scholars believe the lines served a religious purpose for the Nazca culture that created them. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Source: Wikipedia
  1. The Nazca lines are located on what type of land?

  2. What color are the lines?

  3. The Nazca culture probably considered the lines   .

  4. Are the figures all the same size?

  5. How were the lines made?

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  1. Would you like to visit the Nazca lines? Why or why not?

  2. Some people believe that the Nazca lines were formed by aliens. What do you think about this theory?

  3. What World Heritage Site would you like to visit? Why?

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