Drone footage reveals ancient cat etched into Peru hillside

Drone footage provides a bird's-eye view of the 37-meter-long (121 feet) figure figure made by creating furrows in the hillsides and piling up rocks according to Johny Isla, a geologist at Peru's ministry of culture.

Peruvian archeologists restored the lines to their former glory after 2,000 years of erosion had left them hidden from view.

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INTERPRETER: This geoglyph was drawn on the side of a fairly rocky hill on the Nazca plain. It was basically made by forming lines or furrows of 12 to 16 inches wide, which outline the figure. And some parts, such as the eyes and the mouth, were formed by piling up rocks. The figure was in the process of disappearing, due to the fact that is on the hillside and is more than 2,000 years old, and the erosion had been very strong. So this has basically allowed it to remain hidden for many years. We hadn't been able to see it during all this time.