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Heavy Equipment Used to Damage Site in Northern Peru

Thursday, November 21, 2013

OLMOS, PERU—As much as 60 percent of the 800-year-old Ficuar archaeological complex has reportedly been destroyed in Lambayeque. The damage appears to have been done with heavy machinery. “This space [with platforms and a patio] was a control center for everything, particularly in terms of agriculture and irrigation," said archaeologist Juan Ugáz Moro. "We have to band together to preserve, promote, and protect our cultural-historical heritage.”