Nazca Cat – level 2

23-10-2020 07:00

Nazca in Peru is home to famous Nazca lines that are more than 2,000 years old. Nazca lines are very large geoglyphs that people made in the soil of the Nazca Desert.

Archaeologists found a 37-meter-long cat that was on a rocky hill in an area that they did not explore very much in the past. People made lines that were 30 to 40 centimeters wide to outline the cat, and they used rocks to make the eyes and mouth.

There was strong erosion on the hill, which means that rain and wind took away rocks and soil. This was the reason why archaeologists did not find the cat earlier.

Difficult words: geoglyph (a large drawing in the ground), explore (to travel around a place to learn about it), outline (to draw the shape of something).

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