Nasca Lines: The Flamingo
4 Oct 2014 | From Victor of Peru
The Nazca Lines are giant figures of geometric patterns, animals, humans figures and thousands of perfectly straight lines on the desert floor situated nin the Nazca region, scattered over 500 square kilometers of an arid plateau between the Nazca River and Ingenio River. These exceptional collection of geoglyphs in the southern desert of Peru are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage SIte. They have been uner study for several years. However their real purpose are not yet discovered. Some suggest they are related to astronomy or ancient deities. Other goes as to saying they are created alien lifeforms outside the planet.
The flamingo is the longest figure on the desert, with over 300 meters. Accordingly the beak of this bird points towards the place where the sun rises every year on winter solstice. The exceptionality of these geoglyphs rest in the fact that they can only be seen from the air.