Nazca Stone-Peru-"The Dog"~CRNSDOG1

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Nazca Stone-Peru-"The Dog"~CRNSDOG1 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. The Nazca dog has a startled or scared look about it, thanks to its perfectly straight and parallel legs, its open mouth, and upright ears and tail. Or maybe it’s just stretching and panting. The dog geoglyph is about 170 feet long. Peru only has one native breed of dog these days: the Peruvian Hairless dog. The Nazca dog must represent one of the earlier breeds — perhaps an ancestor of the Peruvian Hairless — that existed in Peru at the time of the Nazca civilization. 51mm x 40mm x 15mm

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