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Geoglyph of an Owl

Posted by c tito young on 10 April 2021 in English (English).

A large geoglyph 100m x 50m owl head appears etched on a moderately sloped terrain oriented north to south. The drawing shows the owls beak and appears to have very large eyes. There seems to be lots of other geoglyphs are in the immediate area.

14°42′23″S, 75°8′16″W -14.7064237, -75.1376485 El Ingenio, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: San Miguel de la Pascana, El Ingenio, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of Pointy Head Bird on a Tree Branch

Posted by c tito young on 5 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

Geoglyph of a 30m x 100m over-the-shoulder view of a pointed headed bird facing west. Etched on moderately sloped rock, the bird is oriented north to south and drawn to appear is its perched on a leafy tree branch. Geoglyph appears to show the birds back as its head is turned with the bird’s tail covers the birds talons, hence its facing direction. It is also unclear what exact kind of species of bird is this and what is the bird is doing on the tree branch or if related to other geoglyphs. .

14°53′9″S, 74°53′28″W -14.8858933, -74.8910628 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of Man Throwing Spear

Posted by c tito young on 5 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A 150m x 150m geoglyph appears to show a man in the action of throwing a spear. This spear is over his head and he is aiming a target towards the northeast, standing upright. The geoglyph is drawing showing the figures both eyes, nose, single ear and mouth while appearing to be wear layers of clothing. Drawn on moderately sloped land. It is unclear if the warrior, a hunter or simply throwing a spear for sport.

14°47′49″S, 74°57′11″W -14.7970242, -14.7970242 Nazca, Province of Nasca, Ica, 11401, Peru

Location: -14.797, -14.797

Geoglyph of Person Running Wearing a Robe

Posted by c tito young on 5 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A geoglyph of a person 100m x 125m wearing a robe appears to be running from east to west. The figure is etched on moderately sloped land within an area of many other geoglyphs immediate area.

14°47′56″S, 74°57′W -14.7988242, -74.9501765 Nazca, Province of Nasca, Ica, 11401, Peru

Location: Aja, Nazca, Province of Nasca, Ica, 11401, Peru

Round Corner Square Shaped Geoglyph

Posted by c tito young on 5 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A square with round corners 40m x 40m geoglyph with a etched on relatively flat land.

14°48′23″S, 74°56′54″W -14.8063409, -74.9483928 Nazca, Province of Nasca, Ica, 11401, Peru

Location: Aja, Nazca, Province of Nasca, Ica, 11401, Peru

Geoglyph of the Man with the Triangular Head

Posted by c tito young on 5 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A 20m x 25m geoglyph appears to indicate a figure with triangular shaped head oriented north to south. Both eyes, nose and mouth can be seen within its face. This figure may also indicate a body with two arms splayed open. The figure seems to be part of a larger cluster of geoglyphs.

14°52′12″S, 74°54′32″W -14.8699777, -74.9088284 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of Man with Face Paint

Posted by c tito young on 4 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A 30m x 30m geoglyph of a profile view of a head with face paint (or other shapes.) The etched head faces west nearby another geoglyph. It is possible both drawings are related. The etching is on moderately sloped land.

14°52′31″S, 74°54′59″W -14.8751800, -74.9164720 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of Snake with Forked Tongue

Posted by c tito young on 4 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A geoglyph of 70m x 50m snake, oriented west to east on moderately sloped terrain. The snake, coiled on a tree branch, was drawn with its tongue displayed. The snake appears to drawn near another neighboring geoglyph of a person’s head, and while it is unclear what is the relationship between a person’s head and the snake, it could be part of a story.

14°52′30″S, 74°54′59″W -14.8749719, -74.9164034 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of Person with Lashing Tongue

Posted by c tito young on 4 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A 30m x 30m geoglyph shows a person’s head in profile, facing northwest lashing their tongue. The profile shows one eye, one nose, ear, hair, head and one tongue sticking out of an open mouth. The geoglyph was etched on some moderately sloped land. It is unclear what the tongue of the geoglyph represents. This geoglyph is located near a cluster of other geoglyphs.

14°52′27″S, 74°55′9″W -14.8742513, -74.9192654 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of a Person with a large Headdress (with horns)

Posted by c tito young on 4 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

An 80m x 80m geoglyph of a person oriented northeast to southwest wearing a large headdress (horns) appears to possibly be either talking or eating. The drawing shows the person in profile on moderately sloped ground with one eye, profile nose and mouth. There is some kind of shape near its mouth but it is unclear what it.

14°52′24″S, 74°55′1″W -14.8733245, -74.9170801 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of a Person with Long Horns

Posted by c tito young on 4 April 2021 in English (English).

A geoglyph of a person with long horns 25m x 50m looks to the southeast while oriented north to south. Both eyes, a nose and mouth are distinguishable along with a head and both horns. There is also some indication what appears to be shoulders and a neckline The geoglyph is situated near other geoglyphs. It is unclear what this geoglyph drawing is trying to indicate.

14°52′27″S, 74°54′59″W -14.8742576, -74.9164740 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of Person Wearing Poncho

Posted by c tito young on 4 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A 50m x 100m Geoglyph appears to be of a figure wearing a poncho heading in a westerly direction. The geoglyph shows the poncho, a face with two eyes, nose and mouth, hair with some kind of head covering. It is unclear why this drawing was made or its relationship to other nearby geoglyphs.

14°52′28″S, 74°55′6″W -14.8745749, -74.9182174 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of a Pointing Arrow

Posted by c tito young on 2 April 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A 50m x 25m geoglyph of what appears to look like a pointing arrow. is oriented northwest to southeast points at a trail heading in the same direction. It is impossible to determine exactly what the arrow is pointing at but there is a large irregular shaped geoglyph nearby. The pointed arrow direction aims along trail for more than 500m.

14°34′39″S, 75°9′48″W -14.5775299, -75.1634527 Llipata, Province of Palpa, Ica, Peru

Location: Llipata, Province of Palpa, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of a Trapezoid with Multiple Circle Shapes

Posted by c tito young on 2 April 2021 in English (English).

A 20m wide x 500m long oriented northeast to southwest is a trapezoid geoglyph which appears to also have multiple 1m diameter concave holes or convex dome similar sized varying shapes appear to be in a loosely fit grid formation towards its narrowing tip. It is difficult to tell exactly the purpose of the circular shapes but they cover about 1/3 of the entire trapezoid and there are over 50 of them. The remainder of the trapezoid has other unsorted shapes that the aerial images do not detail making it difficult to trace. The trapezoid is on relatively flat land and lay 400m south of a greater cluster of trapezoid shapes and geoglyph lines. The base of the trapezoid has an interesting smaller trapezoid 25m wide x 75m long that is not clear why that purpose.

14°35′9″S, 75°10′38″W -14.5859621, -75.1771800 Llipata, Province of Palpa, Ica, Peru

Location: Carlos Tijero, Llipata, Province of Palpa, Ica, Peru

The AYF / 10 Trapezoid Geogylph

Posted by c tito young on 1 April 2021 in English (English).

A 200m x 20m wide trapezoid shaped geoglyph with what appears as large graffiti initials have a marked AYF / 10 inside of it. The entire shape is on flat land and roughly etched. . The initials are set upside down with the top of the letters facing nearly southwest. The AYF initials also have periods behind them. It is unclear what the initials stand for. There is also the number 10 indicated below the AYF.

Maybe one might speculate that the initials might stand for Alien Landing Strip.

14°36′43″S, 75°10′30″W -14.6118590, -75.1750500 Llipata, Province of Palpa, Ica, Peru

Location: Piedras Gordas, Llipata, Province of Palpa, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of a Counterdirectional Spiral

Posted by c tito young on 1 April 2021 in English (English).

A large 25m x 25 of a counter directional spiral near other lines are indicated on relatively flat land. There is no indication that these two lines might or might not be part of a larger geoglyph.

14°34′37″S, 75°9′19″W -14.5769534, -75.1552543 Llipata, Province of Palpa, Ica, Peru

Location: Llipata, Province of Palpa, Ica, Peru

Geoglyph of a Seal

Posted by c tito young on 31 March 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A geoglyph of a seal 75m x 35m drawn to appear to swim east to west on moderately sloped land. It is unclear where the seal is going however its proximity is rather close to another ocean related geoglyph. There seems to be are other shapes in the immediate area that suggest this is a scene related to an ocean.

15°17′33″S, 74°32′43″W -15.2923897, -74.5454017 Acarí, Province of Caravelí, Arequipa, Peru

Location: Acarí, Province of Caravelí, Arequipa, Peru

Monolith of a Split Rock

Posted by c tito young on 31 March 2021 in English (English).

A monolithic 20m x 25m split rock and trail going through it might have been some kind of benchmark. Located on moderately sloped land and appears split right down the middle.

15°17′32″S, 74°32′33″W -15.2923595, -74.5425975 Acarí, Province of Caravelí, Arequipa, Peru

Location: Acarí, Province of Caravelí, Arequipa, Peru

Geoglyph of Two Stacked Heads

Posted by c tito young on 31 March 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

Two geoglyph heads appear to be stacked one on top of the other on moderately sloped land. The bottom head is 25m x 25m and the top head significantly smaller 5m x 5m, oriented north to south. Both heads seem to suggest having bodies but they are hard to read at this time. Both heads look in the forward direction. It is unclear why they were created or what they are doing there.
The bottom head suggests that its body seems to have a bent arm, torso and two legs, though very short and stubby, they do appear there. The upper head, being smaller seems to have a smaller body and is unclear if the head is resting on a hat the of the bottom head. It might be suggested the top head is of a monkey.

15°17′27″S, 74°32′23″W -15.2907672, -74.5397234 Acarí, Province of Caravelí, Arequipa, Peru

Location: Acarí, Province of Caravelí, Arequipa, Peru

Geoglyph of a Fish

Posted by c tito young on 30 March 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 10 April 2021.

A 20m x 40m geoglyph of a fish is oriented east to west. Etched on moderately sloped rock in profile and shown with a single dark visible eye, body fins and gills. The fish appears to be one of several hard to read geoglyphs nearby..

14°52′19″S, 74°56′26″W -14.8719975, -74.9405325 Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, Peru

Location: La Primavera, Vista Alegre, Province of Nasca, Ica, 11401, Peru