Local government destroys archaeological site in Tumbes

A local government in Tumbes, in the far North of Peru, has been indicted by the National Institute of Culture for destroying a pre-Inca archaeological site. The stone and adobe ruins at Cabeza de Vaca were used by the Chimú and Inca cultures, but have now been destroyed using heavy construction machinery in order to modernize infrastructure. By Peruvian national heritage law, the local government is liable for a fine of 0.25-1000 UIT, roughly US$250 – US$1 million.

Adapted from Andina

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