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The Paracas Candelabra is a prehistoric geoglyph found in the Paracas Peninsula at Pisco Bay, Peru. It is estimated to date back to 200 BC, although many believe it is much older.

Paracas, Peru ~ the Candelabra of the Andes, a well-known prehistoric geoglyph.

Paracas, Peru ~ the Candelabra of the Andes, a well-known prehistoric geoglyph.

"When 16th century Spanish  conquistadors first laid eyes on the  Candelabra in the Bay of Pisco, Peru,  they were told by the locals that they  didn't know who made it; it had been  there since before even they settled in  the area. It is 800 feet high and carved  out of the hillside - visible 12 miles out to sea. No one has a clue why it's there."

"When 16th century Spanish conquistadors first laid eyes on the Candelabra in the Bay of Pisco, Peru, they were told by the locals that they didn't know who made it; it had been there since before even they settled in the area. It is 800 feet high and carved out of the hillside - visible 12 miles out to sea. No one has a clue why it's there."

Pre-Inca Nazca - The Paracas ‘Trident’ or ‘Candelabra’ is a huge cactus-shaped figure carved into a hillside at Pisco Bay on the Peruvian coast.

Pre-Inca Nazca - The Paracas ‘Trident’ or ‘Candelabra’ is a huge cactus-shaped figure carved into a hillside at Pisco Bay on the Peruvian coast.

"Candelabra" of Paracas Peninsula, Peru.  Carved into a coastal cliff, this geoglyph is 650' high x 200' wide.  Although similar to the Nazca Lines that lie 125 miles southeast, it was made by an earlier civilization, the Paracas, who lived about 650 BCE.  Visible from far out at sea, the Candelabra was a navigational landmark, as it still is today.  Photo by Y.A. Bertrand.

"Candelabra" of Paracas Peninsula, Peru. Carved into a coastal cliff, this geoglyph is 650' high x 200' wide. Although similar to the Nazca Lines that lie 125 miles southeast, it was made by an earlier civilization, the Paracas, who lived about 650 BCE. Visible from far out at sea, the Candelabra was a navigational landmark, as it still is today. Photo by Y.A. Bertrand.

Nazca lines known as the Candelabra / Paracas // Peru /// I soooo want to see this from the sky!

Nazca lines known as the Candelabra / Paracas // Peru /// I soooo want to see this from the sky!

The mysterious prehistoric geoglyph of the Paracas Candelabra | Ancient Origins

The mysterious prehistoric geoglyph of the Paracas Candelabra | Ancient Origins

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Chronicles from the Future: The amazing story of Paul Amadeus Dienach | Ancient Origins

The Paracas Candelabra

The Paracas Candelabra

The mysterious prehistoric geoglyph of the Paracas Candelabra

The mysterious prehistoric geoglyph of the Paracas Candelabra

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