TORONTO — An enormous drawing of a cat, etched into the side of a hill thousands of years ago, has been uncovered in Peru, adding another image to the country’s catalogue of mystifying geoglyphs.
Peru is home to the Nazca Lines, a series of drawings scratched into the surface of an arid coastal plain between 500 BCE and 500 CE which are on such a massive scale that one can only see the full pictures with an aerial view.
The geometric drawings depict animals, plants and more fantastical images, and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
This image shows the newly discovered geoglyph in Peru, amidst the famous Nazca Lines. (Peru Communication and Image Office / Ministry of Culture)