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Naz·ca

 (näs′kä, näz′kə) or Nas·ca (näs′kä)
n.
A pre-Incan civilization that flourished on the southern coast of Peru from about 200 bc to about ad 600, known for its polychrome vessels decorated with stylized designs and for the enormous drawings of geometric and zoomorphic forms etched in the desert floor 200 miles south of Lima.

[After Nazca, city in southern Peru.]

Naz•ca

or Nas•ca

(ˈnɑs kɑ, -kə)

adj.
of or designating a pre-Inca culture of SW Peru, dating from c200 b.c., characterized by polychrome pottery.
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The anatomical structure of the mummies discovered near Nazca, in southern Peru, last year is not human, Russian scientists who were studying the case said.
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Photo released by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture showing the damage inflicted by a truck that illegally entered over a sector of the ancient geoglyphs of the Nazca Lines
On the vast pampas of Nazca Jumana, mysterious lines and geoglyphs form geometric patterns as well the figures of animals, anthropomorphic beings, and plants, among others.
I traveled to Peru and saw Nazca Lines and Petroglyphs.
No puedo decirte Que pongas alli; eso es necesario que nazca de ti.
The long, slender country runs along the border of two tectonic plates, with the Nazca Plate beneath the South Pacific Ocean pushing into the South America Plate, a phenomenon that also formed the Andes Mountains.
There is a bias towards Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, but other ancient cultures of the world are covered, such as the Nazca lines of Peru.
Quien desea que la estrella de la paz nazca y se detenga sobre la sociedad, concurra por su parte a devolver a la persona humana la dignidad que Dios le concedio desde el principio; opongase a la aglomeracion de los hombres, a manera de masas sin alma; a su inconsistencia economica, social, politica, intelectual y moral; a su falta de principios solidos de profundas convicciones; a su sobreabundancia de excitaciones instintivas y sensibles, y a su volubilidad; favorezca, con todos los medios licitos, en todos los campos de la vida, aquellas formas sociales, en las que encuentre posibilidad y garantia una plena responsabilidad personal tanto en el orden terrenal como en el eterno.
We're going to Peru and Bolivia: Machu Picchu, Cusco, Nazca, Puma Punku, Tiwanaku.
He investigates theories concerning the origins of the Nazca lines, 2000-year-old lines etched into the desert sands that some believe were created by aliens, but may actually be a map showing the location of underground water sources.
He investigates new theories concerning the origins of the Nazca lines, 2000-year-old lines etched into the desert sands that some believe were created by aliens, but may actually be a map showing the location of underground water sources.