Desert is a high plateau about sixty miles long and five
miles wide on the coast of Peru, some 250 miles south of Lima.
On the Nazca plateau there is a collection geoglyphs,
drawings on plateau basin and surrounding mountains, that can
only be defined from a high altitude, and cannot be
distinguished from the ground. These lines are laid out across
the plateau for more than 800 miles. Some of the lines extend
for 12 miles. There are many lines, objects, and several kinds
of figures, such as fish, birds, monkeys, a whale, spiders and
plants. Since these lines are on a flat surface and its climate
is extremely dry, nearly all geoglyphs remain completely intact.