Explained: The giant cat drawing at a UNESCO World Heritage site in Peru

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News: A giant cat geoglyph was discovered on a hill at the famous Nazca Lines site in Peru.

 

Facts:

  • Nazca Lines: These are a group of geoglyphs or large designs made on the ground by creators using elements of the landscape such as stones, gravel, dirt or lumber.
  • Location: The site is around 450 km away from Peru’s capital Lima.
  • World Heritage Site: The Lines were first discovered in 1927 and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.
  • Significance: These are believed to be the greatest known archaeological enigma, owing to their size, continuity, nature and quality.