Nazca Stone-Peru-"The Condor"~CRNSCON1

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Nazca Stone-Peru-"The Condor"~CRNSCON1.  Just late last year, scientists discovered over 140 new geoglyphs known as Nazca lines: a mysterious, ancient cluster of giant figures etched long ago into the desert terrain of southern Peru. These massive, sprawling representations of humans, animals, and objects date back in some cases 2,500 years, and are so large, many of them can only be identified from the air. While the purpose of these large motifs drawn by the ancient Nazca culture remains debated, we do at least know how they were constructed. All of these figures were created by removing the black stones that cover the land, thereby exposing the white sand beneath. These Nazca Stones are painted with an assortment of the actual geoglyphs. This geoglyph is commonly known as the condor, but some argue that it represents a chaucato (long-tailed mockingbird). The latter lives in the local area, while Andean condors are common just 130 or so miles east, making either a possibility. At 440 feet long and almost as wide, the condor is one of the largest zoomorphic geoglyphs, making it easy to spot as you fly over the Nazca Lines. 54mm x 34mm x 19mm

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