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Of A Different CATegory

Archaeologists recently discovered an image of a cat in the Nazca Desert region of Peru. It is assumed that the cat is at least 2,000-year-old!

The cartoony figure of the sprawling cat, carved into the hill, has been discovered during the reconstruction works of a road, as the figure features round eyes and mouth, paws, a long body with tail and distinctive kitty-cat pointy ears. Archaeologists have informed the media that the 121ft-tall image has been discovered on the Nazca Lines, south of the Peruvian capital of Lima. The lines of the carved image are 12-15 inches thick. According to Archaeologists, such images are very common in that particular region, as many like them are there on the Nazca Lines that can be seen from the sky. In fact, those are tourist attractions. However, this is the first time when the image of a cat has been discovered there!

Experts are of the opinion that the catlike geoglyph dates to 200 BC to 100 BC… It is the latest discovery among the carvings of larger-than-life animals and plants previously found between the towns of Nazca and Palpa in the Peruvian desert plain.

The Peruvian Ministry of Culture has confirmed that some workers discovered the image while clearing a road in a part of the hill. “The discovery shows, once again, the rich and varied cultural legacy of this site,” the Ministry said in a statement. These images are part of the Nazca Culture in Latin America. The Nazca Lines, discovered in 1927, cover an area of 450sqkm. The UNESCO had designated the Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Palpa a World Heritage Site in 1994.

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