How Were the Nazca Lines Created

The Nazca Lines are a group of giant geoglyphs made in the soil of the Peruvian desert. It's believed that they were created by the ancient Nazca people, but some anthropologists have suggested that the Chavin and Paracas people may also have created some of these geoglyphs. 

The desert floor in the Nazca province is covered in a layer of iron oxide-coated pebbles. The geoglyphs were created by making depressions in the desert floor and removing the pebbles to shape the lines and the figures.

The Nazca Lines are composed of straight lines across the landscape, geometric designs and figures of animals and plants. There are also other forms of figures, the most famous one being the figure of a humanoid known as "The Astronaut". Most of these figures are best seen from the air.

The purpose of the Nazca Lines are still a mystery to researchers. Maria Reiche, a German archaeologist who studied the lines for years, concluded that they had an astronomical purpose. However, some of the modern researchers don't agree with this theory.

The Nazca Lines extend over an area of nearly 190 square miles and most of the geoglyphs are located near the town of Nazca in southern Peru.

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