Mystery Explored: Secrets of the Nazca Lines
Expedition Dates: November 12 - 25, 2004


Etched into the driest desert in the world, the mysterious lines and figures of Nazca in Southern Peru are indiscernible from the ground. Thought to have been made by the Nazca people, who flourished between 200 BC and 600 AD, these huge drawings were not discovered until the 1930s—and only then by commercial airline pilots who happened to fly over them. Ever since, they have intrigued the world. Who built them, and why? I explored the secrets of the Nazca Lines while flying microlites, clambering through thousand-year old irrigation tunnels, and even recreating rituals with contemporary Native Americans.

Sponsoring Institution: The History Channel

Experts involved:
Dr. Rubén García, Archaeologist
Dr. Elsa Tomasto, Archaeologist
Ms. Ana Maria Cogorno, Marie Reiche Historian
Ms. Deborah McLauchlan, Nazca Specialist
Dr. David Whitley, Archaeologist
Mr. Lorey Cachora, Archaeologist & Quetsan Elder
Mr. Eduardo Herron, Pilot
Mr. Joseph Sheble II, Pilot

Locations Visited:
Lima, Peru
Nasca, Peru
Chauchilla, Peru
Blythe, California
Cahuachi, Peru



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