Maria Reiche

Maria Reiche

Birth
Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death 8 Jun 1998 (aged 95)
Lima, Lima, Peru
Burial Lima, Provincia de Lima, Lima, Peru
Memorial ID 10784406 · View Source
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Mathematician and archaeologist. She dedicated half a century to protecting and studying massive ancient drawings in the Peruvian desert. Reiche became a legend in Peru for her almost single-handed battle to preserve the Nazca lines, a set of mysterious animal figures scratched into the desert floor about 250 miles south of Lima. She was laid to rest besides the enigmatic drawings she spent half a lifetime protecting on the plains of Nazca, Peru.

Bio by: David G. Stuart


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: David G. Stuart
  • Added: 14 Apr 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10784406
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Reiche (15 May 1903–8 Jun 1998), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10784406, citing Nazca Plains, Lima, Provincia de Lima, Lima, Peru ; Maintained by Find A Grave .