"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."
"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.