he tourist often associates the name of Peru chiefly with Cusco and Machu Picchu, and all the Peruvian past with the term "Inca But the Inca Empire was only the last stage of a long process of evolution, one whose
highest peaks of development was the Nazca culture.
Its renowned pottery, the famous textiles and the deformed craniums are among the fascinating testimonies of one of the oldest civilizations of the New World. But what attracts most attention are its mysterious lines.
Over 1,500 years,ago, in a moonscape desert, ancient Peruvians created strange drawings miles long, enormous stylizations of animals, plants and geometric figures that stretch out of sight. These represent one of the greatest enigmas of our past.
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