Conjecture is rife amongst historians about who is responsible for these amazing sights – what is perhaps most surprising is that no one really knows who or what made these images. Obviously the Inca Nazca people could have made them – but without planes or means to fly how would they know what they were carving in the desert sand and rock?
Whatever is responsible for the Nazca lines it is the arid climate of the area – with minimal wind erosion and total lack of rain fall that means they have been preserved perfectly for thousands of years.
The scale of the different objects is hard to imagine from photos – the largest of the lines of over 200 metres in size.
So next time your flying over the deserts of Peru pay attention to what might be underneath you!Follow @ispyer