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From Nazca, Peru, you can take a plane trip that will fly you around the Nazca lines. One of their more important figures is the 'astronaut'.

Here is what the most famous archeologist of the Nazca lines, Maria Reiche, says about him :

"The figure is about 98 feet (32 m) high. The study of the straight lines besides it could perhaps throw light on its significance. The owl-man appears also in Peruvian pottery. Figures on slopes may be more primitive because of the steepness of the incline, or else they could belong to an earlier cultural level. The figures above could be images of the sun, the owl-man perhaps represents the moon." ...

Well, the reality is that we don't know much about the signifiance.

Also amazing, I found, is the big waterflow that once occured in that otherwise totaly desertic region. It normally rains here about half a hour every... two years.

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