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Why is there a mysterious hand rising out of Chile's Atacama Desert?

Easyvoyage logo Easyvoyage 02-07-2017 Mollie Reynolds

The heart of the Atacama Desert is an otherworldly landscape, where the arid environment has gone undisturbed by human activity. But in 1992, the driest place on earth became an unassuming art gallery that now houses the "Mano del Desierto"- a giant concrete hand sculpture rising from the sand. And, oddly, this isn't the only hand to be found rising out of South America...

Atacama Desert: <a href="http://www.easyvoyage.co.uk/chile/the-desert-612">The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on earth</a> but, undisturbed by any sign of human activity, the arid landscape is otherworldly. Roadtrippers get quite the shock, then, when halfway down the Pan-American Highway they see a 36-foot giant cement hand rising out from the sand. Why is there a mysterious hand rising out of Chile's Atacama Desert?

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