Mystery of the Nasca spirals has been solved - DMC Peru news
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They look like strange spiraling holes which you find dotted across the valleys of southern Peru, south of Lima. These have puzzled generations of archaeologists. They are called Nasca puquios: spiral holes found in the arid desert of that region. Their origin remained a mystery until a group of Italian experts solved it. The puquios were a sophisticated hydraulic system built by the ancient Nasca people to retrieve water from underground aquifers.
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