Nazca Line Monkey

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Kim Martins
by Maria Reiche
published on 01 June 2019

Aerial photograph taken in 1953 CE by Maria Reiche (1903 - 1998 CE). Maria Reiche was a German-born Peruvian mathematician and archaeologist who is known for her research on the Nazca Lines in Peru. The photo shows a geoglyph of a monkey. The designs and lines created on the desert floor of southern Peru are known collectively as the 'Nazca Lines' and were made over several centuries between 200 BCE and 500 CE. Their exact purpose is not known.

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APA Style

Reiche, M. (2019, June 01). Nazca Line Monkey. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Reiche, Maria. "Nazca Line Monkey." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 01, 2019.

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Reiche, Maria. "Nazca Line Monkey." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Jun 2019. Web. 03 Feb 2023.