Reese is on the move again. Where in the world is our wonder boy visiting today?
Here’s a hint;
These geoglyphs (large designs on the ground using rocks/earth) have perplexed historians, archaeologists, and mathematicians for almost a century.
Did you guess the Nasca Lines in Peru? You’re right!
Even though you can’t tell from Reese’s selfie, the Nazca Lines contain over 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures, and 70 biomorphs, which are animal and plant designs.
Let’s explore Reese’s location further.
Did You Know?
- These designs span up to 1,200 feet (366m) in length. They are etched across 311 square miles (500 square kilometres) of stony ground.
- Some of the straight lines are 30 miles long (48.3km).
- These lines were made by removing iron-oxide coated rocks from the earth. When this is done, it leaves a lighter-coloured clay, which contrasts to the surrounding terrain.
- The layer of clay contains large amounts of lime which helps protect the designs from erosion.
- The Nazca Desert in southern Peru is one of the driest places on earth. It has little wind and is around 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) year-round. This is almost the perfect conditions to preserve these creations.
- It is believed that these lines were made between 1 and 700 AD.
The best way to see these designs is from the air. However, they can also be viewed from foothills in the region.
Thank you, Reese, for showing us the Nasca Lines in Peru.
Where in the world is he off to now? Be sure to join us next time when Reese will explore another fun, fact-filled location.
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