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Statues Reportedly Removed From Archaeology Park in Colombia

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

(Sascha Grabow, via Wikimedia Commons)SAN AGUSTíN, COLOMBIA—Precolumbian statues at the Bosque de las Estatuas archaeological park have reportedly been removed and replaced with cardboard-cutout images. The statues have been placed in a local museum, and will eventually be moved to Bogota for an exhibit in the national museum. “To me, it is a really big fraud,” complained one disappointed tourist.