New geoglyph discovered at the Nazca desert

A team of Peruvian and Japanese archaeologists discovered a new geoglyph on the Nazca desert at Pampa de Majuelos. It depicts a 30-meter-long figure drawn upon the arid plateaus that would represent an animal with a long tongue. The left side of the figure depicts a head with a long tongue, while the right side —which stood out in high relief and has some spots— might reveal the body and legs. The design does not represent a realistic, but an imaginary image.

Geoglyph discovered at the Nazca desert (by Andina)
Geoglyph discovered at the Nazca desert (by Andina)

The geoglyph was created by removing stones and piling them up to form a bas-relief. This is a characteristic technique of geoglyphs and the find may date back to 2000-2500 years ago. The site, being a UNESCO World Heritage List, contains features that depicts figures of animals, objects and anthropomorphic figures that can only be seen from the bird’s eye-view.

Outline of the geoglyph discovered at the Nazca desert (by Andina)
Outline of the geoglyph discovered at the Nazca desert (by Andina)

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