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The town of Nazca was founded in 1595 about 800 years after the Nasca culture that thrived in the arid southern coastal region of Peru from 300 B.C. to 800 A.D.
The color and perfection of that ancient cultures ceramics are renowned around the world pots and vessels feature human and monstrous figures in bold poses and have retained their bright and warm color palette over the centuries.
They also produced the famed Nazca Lines, hundreds of geoglyphs etched into the arid plateau that stretches more than 80 kilometers, or 50 miles, between Nazca and the town of Palpa.
The complexity and scale of the lines can only be fully appreciated from the air:
The enormous artworks range from simple geometric figures to enormous stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, llamas and lizards.
The figures are considered Cultural Patrimony by UNESCO.
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