Band of Holes

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Band of Holes is the name given to a series of thousands of uniform holes found in the Pisco Valley on the Nazca Plateau in Peru. The holes themselves lie between 13°42′59.9″S 75°52′28.46″W / 13.716639°S 75.8745722°W / -13.716639; -75.8745722 and 13°42′20″S 75°52′28.46″W / 13.70556°S 75.8745722°W / -13.70556; -75.8745722 extending for several miles in a basically North-South orientation over uneven mountain surfaces. The highly organized grouping of holes range in size from a yard (a meter) to as much as 20 to 30 feet (6.1 to 9.1 m) in diameter and vary in depth from a few inches to 6 to 7 feet (1.8 to 2.1 m).[1] The holes are on the same plateau as the Nazca Lines but exhibit a different construction style.

Some sections have holes in rigid and perfect precision; some run in rows that curve up in arches, some staggered lines.[2]

The holes were a subject of discussion on the Ancient Aliens episode "The Mission" (S1E3, 2010), along with the Nazca lines.


  1. ^ "Band of Holes - Pisco Valley, Peru". Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Band of Holes near Pisco Valley, Peru". Retrieved 2013-12-16. 

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