Nazca Stone-Peru-"The Spider"~CRNSSPI2

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Nazca Stone-Peru-"The Spider"~CRNSSPI2.  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 150-feet-long Nazca spider is big, well-defined and easy to spot from the air. The spider was one of the first geoglyphs seen by Paul Kosok, an American professor generally regarded as the first serious researcher of the Nazca Lines. 47mm x 31mm x 16mm

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