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Archeologists Find Ancient Giant Cat Drawing on Hillside in Peru

Archeologists uncovered a 120-foot long cat etching in a little-explored area of Peru’s Nazca Lines UNESCO heritage site on Tuesday morning, which is known for being home of hundreds of giant geoglyphs dating back almost 3,000 years.

Archeologists uncovered a 120-foot long cat etching in a little-explored area of Peru’s Nazca Lines UNESCO heritage site on Tuesday morning, which is known for being home of hundreds of giant geoglyphs dating back almost 3,000 years.

In a statement, Peruvian Culture Ministry said that the figure made up of a long body, a head with distinctive pointed ears and a stripped tail, predates some of the areas’ famous features that include a human, a spider and a hummingbird.

The ministry also pointed out this is one of a number of giant drawing that has been discovered over the last few years by drone exploration of the 250-square-mile protected region, which is located 450 kilometers south of Peruvian capital Lima, between the towns of Palpa and Nazca.

Ministry’s specialist for the Nazca-Pampa region Johny Isla told El Comercia that the drawing was estimated to be around 2,500 years old and made up of grooves 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 told the newspaper.

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