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Tue Oct 20, 2020, 06:36 AM

8. Giant 2,000-year-old cat found etched into desert hillside in Peru


About 37-meter-long, the figure is estimated to be around 2,000 years old and made up of groves carved into the mountain coupled with groupings of stones

Namita Singh
2 hours ago



Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered an enormous cat etched into a hillside in the desert of the famed Nazca Lines. Home to the geoglyphs of a hummingbird, a monkey, a spider and a human, the newly revealed form of the feline is about 37-meter-long, and expected to be dating back more than 2,000 years.

The figure is made up of a long body, striped tail and head with distinctive pointed ears. It emerged during work to improve access to one of the hills that provides a natural vantage point.

Johny Isla, the Peruvian culture ministry's specialist for the Nazca-Pampa region, said it was estimated to be around 2,000 years old and made up of groves carved into the mountain coupled with groupings of stones.

"The figure was in the process of disappearing because it was on a slope that was subject to quite extensive erosion which resulted in it being hidden for many years," he said.

More:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/peru-giant-cat-desert-nazka-lines-pampa-mountain-geoglyphs-b1176049.html

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