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Real estate developers using heavy machinery tore down a 20-foot (6-meter) tall pyramid at the oldest archaeological site near Peru’s country’s capital, cultural officials said Wednesday.
Peru’s tourism ministry says El Paraiso was built some 4,000 years ago and was a religious and administrative center, long before the rise of the Inca culture encountered by the Spanish conquerors.
People apparently working for the two companies tore down one pyramid and tried to destroy three others, but were stopped by witnesses.
I confess to being somewhat bemused by the aggressive tone of this thread, while in another recent thread (ATS) discussing a First Nations burial disturbed in Canada, and the homeowners being billed for mitigation of the site...it was all 'dig anyway', 'hide the remains', 'make the descendants pay'...and such.
Originally posted by FFS4000
Ignorance is no excuse. this is the same as the Taliban blowing up Buddha statues or as others have pointed out Mayan structures in Belize etc