The Nazca Lines are a series of large ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, in southern Peru. The largest figures are up to 370m long. The Nazca Lines were most likely created between 500 BC and 500 AD. The figures include designs of birds, fish, llamas, jaguars, and monkeys, or human figures.
The designs are shallow lines made in the ground by removing the reddish pebbles and uncovering the whitish ground beneath. Scholars believe the lines served a religious purpose for the Nazca culture that created them. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.