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Peru’s Nazca Lines are not the work of a single group of people, but two separate groups that lived in different regions of the desert plateau and used the etched geoglyphs for pilgrimages to an ancient temple for religious rites, researchers claim in a new study.
A publicity stunt organized by Greenpeace at the Nazca Lines has officials at the environmental advocacy group apologizing and potentially facing prosecution for possible damage caused at the ancient Peruvian heritage site.
A new study indicates that in ancient Peru residents formed lines of rock which may have directed people to fairs and trade sites around 300 B.C.
By using satellite technology, researchers have discovered that there are thousands of ancient geoglyphs in the Middle East, but the purpose of these patterns remains a mystery.
An ancient South American civilization which disappeared around 1,500 years ago helped to cause its own demise by damaging the fragile ecosystem that held it in place, a study has found.
The mystery of why ancient South American peoples who created the mysterious Nazca Lines also collected human heads as trophies has long puzzled scholars who theorize the heads may have been used in fertility rites, taken from enemies in battle or associated with ancestor veneration.
By Jude Webber NAZCA, Peru (Reuters) - A tiny, hand-painted sign mounted on a flimsy barbed wire fence warns visitors to Peru's Nazca lines: "No entry. Area off-limits." It's not much of a deterrent. The latest threat to the vast U.N.
Archaeologists have discovered a group of giant figures scraped into the hills of Peru's southern coastal desert that are believed to predate the country's famed Nazca lines.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.