Maria Reiche
Date of Birth  :
1903-15-05 1998-08-06
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Educational background  :
Studied mathematics, geography and languages at the Dresden Technical University
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Nearly for 50 years she has been spending time in investigating and protecting the 16 mysterious ancient drawings called the Nazca lines.

  • She published her theories in the book The Mystery of the Desert, which had a mixed reply from scholars. She used the profits from the book to operation for preservation of the Nazca desert and to hire guards for the property and assistants for her work.

Bibliography  :
Geheimnis der Wuste; Mystery on the Desert; Secreto de la Pampa, Peruanische Erdzeichen (Peruvian Ground Drawings),Geheimnis der Wüste/Mystery on the Desert/ Secretp de la Pampa.