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The Chandelier, Paracas
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Try to unravel a mystery that has long stumped historians at The Chandelier. Carved into a sandstone slope around 2,000 years ago, the massive geoglyph depicts a three-armed candelabra, whose significance remains a topic of debate. Some experts believe the symbol to be related to similar iconography found hundreds of miles away in Nazca, although the larger connection between the two places remains a mystery. Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands to witness the enigma--you can only see the carving from the water. Plan your visit to The Chandelier and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Paracas tour planner.
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  • Very beautiful... mysterious and interesting... but also very neglected... Please the Peruvian State has the obligation to protect more cultural heritage
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  • This interesting shape of unknown purpose and the age can be realistically observe only from cruise ships sailing to the Ballestas Islands, in the port of I didn't see ship sailing only here.
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  • It is a figure as the Nazca, which you see on the way to the Ballestas Islands, leaves you impressed as he has preserved in time, in addition to think which of the three you teorizas about its origin is the most real.
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