THE MYSTERY OF PERU’S NAZCA LINES

This week’s arts and culture column is about the Queen of Peru’s Nazca Lines.

Here’s how it begins:

I get a kick out of those “militant feminists” who, while being supported by wealthy husbands, lecture their single, self-supporting sisters about the need to overthrow the patriarchy.

I’m way more impressed by women who actually live by themselves, forge their own way, seek a creative outlet into which to channel their energies, and go full-speed ahead without the slightest interest in informing others how they should live their lives.

To that end, I’ve discovered a compelling figure: Maria Reiche (1903-1998).

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MARIA REICHE
WAX STATUE IN THE MUSEUM DEDICATED TO HER NEAR NAZCA, PERU

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