Peru Heritage Update January 8th

Today we went to see the Nazca Lines, located in Nazca, Peru.  This is one of the most popular tourist destinations due to the mystery behind their creation.  There are 14 symbols depicted in the sand, which are thought to represent the Andean culture.  We went in small groups on a six-seated plane and flew over the lines.

We also toured the ancient Andean aqueducts. These systems are used to get water and honor Pachamama (Mother Earth) through rituals.  Below is a picture of the Peru 2012 study abroad group in an ancient aqueduct.


-Taylor Pewitt, Erika Walker and Tess Duncan


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  1. Kathy Campen
    Posted January 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Wow! It is so nice to receive information on the ELON travelers in Peru! Thank you for posting the update on where you have been and a great shots of the group in the aquaduct! I visited Peru in 2010 with a high school group, but our trip was only 10 days and we did not get to see the Nazca lines or aquaducts so this post was exciting for me! Ms. Kathy

  2. Posted April 24, 2012 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    Looks like a wonderful trip. I was thinking about going to Peru as well. Approximately how much did it cost for you to go?