This Huge Drawing Of A Cat Discovered In Peru Recently Is Actually 2,000 Years Old!

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This Huge Drawing Of A Cat Discovered In Peru Recently Is Actually 2,000 Years Old!

Giant meow? Yes, please!

Don't be ashamed if you're one of those people who just can't stop taking pictures of your cat.

Everyone who has a cat does it...even those who live way, way in the past.

A-meow-zing discovery

Just a cat, chillin'.
Archaeologists were stunned to find a massive drawing of a cat etched onto a desert hillside in Peru recently.

According to a report by BBC News, the geoglyph (a large design or motif found on the ground) of a relaxing cat was found earlier this month in the South American country’s Nazca Lines, a UNESCO world heritage site that is home to hundreds of mysterious geolyphs.

The cat drawing measures in at a whopping 37m long with strong lines 30-40cm wide, and is believed to be more than 2,000 years old.

How impressive is that?

It's a giant meow!
Archaeologists told the news portal that the figure of the cat was created by making depressions in the desert floor, leaving coloured earth exposed.

They believe that the geolyph pre-dates the Nazca culture, which created most of the figures from 200 to 700 AD.

Looking at the markings, the cat was created during the late Paracas era, which was from 500 BC to 200 AD.

Nobody knew it existed.
And get this: nobody noticed the cat was there until a group of maintenance workers working on an observation platform at the site spotted it.

Since then, BBC News reported that geoglyph has been cleaned and properly conserved.

"The figure was scarcely visible and was about to disappear, because it's situated on quite a steep slope that's prone to the effects of natural erosion."

We're glad the authorities managed to preserve the geolyph, as it shows that people from the old days were obsessed with cats too.

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