The Nazca Lines are hundreds of lines and oversized drawings scratched into the dry soil of the Nazca desert. The figures include different geometric shapes and lines, with the most striking ones depicting symbols of animals and plants.
Scientists believe that the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca people more than 1500 years ago. They crafted these lines by removing the top layer of reddish soil, thereby revealing the yellow-greyish clay underneath, which created the contrast for the figures. These lines have been preserved for centuries, thanks to the dry and windless climate in Nazca.
Nevertheless, one question remains a mystery: Why did the Nazca people create these hundreds of lines, with some stretching over 135 meters (440 feet)? There are many theories, but no definitive answers. Some speculate that the Nazca people used the lines to communicate with those passing through the desert, while others believe that they may have been a plea to the gods for rain.
Regardless of the reasons behind the actions of the Nazca people, one thing is clear: the Nazca Lines represent not only a cultural world heritage but also an exceptional masterpiece of art.