In the southern Peruvian desert, one of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries is waiting to be solved: the so-called Nasca Lines of the Nasca culture (ca. 200 BC–650 AD), a series of enormous drawings in the sand.

The probably most comprehensive exhibition on the fascinating as well as mysterious Nasca culture ever to be seen in Europe is at the Museum Rietberg Zurich. 'NASCA. PERU – Searching for Traces in the Desert' whisks visitors away to the southern part of the Andes where the Nasca culture (ca. ca. 200 BC – AD 650) once flourished. On the desert ground of this region in Peru the Nasca left behind one of the greatest puzzles ever encountered by archaeologists: large geoglyphs, better known as the Nasca Lines.

Generously supported by the AVINA STIFTUNG. A collaboration between the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) and the Museum Rietberg, in cooperation with the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, and involving the participation of leading Nacca archaeologists from across the world.