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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Archeologists Uncover Giant Cat Carved into UNESCO Site

The Monkey, By Diego Delso.

Archeologists have uncovered lines forming the shape of a cat on a hill in 2020 at the Nazca Lines UNESCO site in Peru.

The figure is on a steep slope prone to erosion, explaining why it had not previously been discovered until archaeologists carefully revealed the image.

Drones are revealing sites for further research.

Other carvings include a spider, tree, hummingbird, condor, whale, giant, pelican, dog, monkey, heron, hands, parrot, lizard, spiral, and flower.

The Nazca Lines a group of very large geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were created between 500 BCE and 500 CE by people making depressions or shallow incisions in the desert floor, removing pebbles and leaving differently coloured dirt exposed.

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