Maria Reiche


Maria Reiche Famous memorial

Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death 8 Jun 1998 (aged 95)
Santiago de Surco, Provincia de Lima, Lima, Peru
Burial El Ingenio, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru
Memorial ID 10784406 View Source

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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  • Originally Created by: David G. Stuart
  • Added: 14 Apr 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Reiche (15 May 1903–8 Jun 1998), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10784406, citing Casa Museo María Reiche, El Ingenio, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru ; Maintained by Find a Grave .