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drawing, has been added to the catalogue of such drawings that predate
the Nazca culture itself.
"Archaeologists have discovered a gigantic cat geoglyph adorning a
hillside in southern Peru, making it the latest of the Nazca Lines a
group of mysterious and enormous human-made outlines of animals, plants
and fantastic figures in the desert dating to Pre-Columbian times to
be uncovered in recent years, according to Peru's Ministry Of Culture.
The kitty, which looks like the most gigantic children's doodle ever,
was found while archaeologists with the Nazca-Palpa Management Plan,
which is supported by the Ministry of Culture, were remodeling a natural
viewpoint in the Pampa de Nazca, according to an Oct. 15 statement from
At first, the workers could barely see the cat, because natural erosion
on the hillside had almost erased the ancient feline outline. However,
after about a week's worth of conservation, archaeologists restored the
geoglyph, which dates to between about 200 B.C. and 100 B.C., according
to the ministry.
The cat's style that is, a profile with its head turned toward the
viewer indicates it was made in the Late Paracas period (the Paracas
culture predated the Nazca culture, which began in about 100 B.C., Live
Science previously reported). In addition, the Paracas culture is well
known for its depictions of felines on its ceramics and textiles, the