Province of Nasca
Didactic Museum Antonini
A collection of archaeological pieces of the different stages from the Nasca culture, musical heads is exhibited trophy, instruments like antaras, funeral textiles, fardos, etc. These finding is the result of the great mud excavations in center ceremonial but of the world: “Cahuachi”. In addition, in this museum the channel of bisambra can be appreciated, that shows I magnify work of hydraulic engineering of nascas.
Situated on the Pampas of San José, in Nazca, near the mountains of the Río Grande Valley, past Peruvians drew out an enormous network of stylized lines and figures of plants and animals. Figures represented are birds, a monkey, an ant, a fish, amongst others, and the whole site covers a surface of about five hundred square meters. Due to its unique characteristics, the Nazca lines are one of the most interesting archaeological mysteries of the world. Some researchers, led by the late Maria Reiche, who studied the area for more than fifty years, consider the Nazca lines to be the biggest astronomical observatory in the world; John Reinhard, on the other hand, believes that these lines were sacred paths. A new theory claims that the Lines are related to an underground water system.
An Inca settlement from where you can see some lines called ´The Loom´ because they have the appearance of a needle wrapped in bundles of wool and thread.
Aqueducts of Nazca (Puquios) – Cantayoc
Located 4 kilometers east of the city of Nazca, were built in stone by “hydraulic engineers” of the Nazca Culture. It consists of a network of irrigation channels and underground aqueducts, which still function, watering local crop fields. These Aqueducts are really filtering galleries which can reach down to around 12 meters in depth.
Ceremonial Centre Cahuachi
About 17 kms from Nazca, was a ceremonial, or perhaps an administrative center, where you can see two pyramids made out of adobe or mudbrick, as well as large plazas and cemeteries. It has a surface area of about 25 km². Most research indicates that this complex was the capital of the Nazca culture. In the vicinity of Cahuachi there is a set of lines made from wooden stakes of “huarango” (a typical tree in the area) which probably indicates the presence of tombs, corresponding to the later periods of Nazca.