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The colibri of Nazca
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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The colibri of Nazca

Colibri is one of many drawing in the area of Nazca, Peru. No one really knows how and why the lines and drawing of animals or figures were drawn. But scientists, exploring the area for years say that probably those lines and drawing were open temples, where people prayed for rain in the times of draught. Humans might have been sacrificed too, there is a cemetery of mummies near by and some of them don't have skuls but the knife marks on necks. Meanwhile hummingbirds, whales, monkeys and other animals and figures drawn on the ground are still asking for rain, but there's only rivers of dust around.

TAGS: Desert, Drawing, Peru, Travel

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
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