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Peru: Peru increasing protection of archaeological sites in Trujillo
In mid April it was discovered that the 600-year-old geoglyph, Triple Spiral, had been destroyed by agricultural invaders in Trujillo. In order to prevent similar disasters, the Ministry of Culture is improving protection and recovery of sites in the area.

Peru increasing protection of archaeological sites in Trujillo
Archaeological site of Santo Domingo in Trujillo 
[Credit: Andina/Difusión]

The Ministry of Culture finished with the recuperation of the archaeological site of Quebrada Santo Domingo in Laredo district of Trujillo, reports Andina news agency.

The eradication of invasive crops, pipes and perimeter fences began at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8 and lasted until 4:00 p.m.

About 70 people, including members of the Decentralized Cultural Department of La Libertad (DDCLL) and members of the National Police of Peru (PNP) of the Tourism Division and Environmental Protection participated in the recovery.

“Today we are doing, more than anything a cleansing, of which an extrajudicial intervention has already been done on May 20, we’ve come to find that they have again invaded. So we will put greater emphasis on protection, in the security zone,” said prosecutor Javier Paredes.

During the clean up, the activity of invaders was evident. The site was being used to cultivate crops and for settlements. Prior to the clean up, the invaders withdrew their belongings peacefully.

“Our obligation is to exercise the powers laid down by law. In that sense our duty to persevere is in legal actions, which we will exercise as many times as necessary,” said director of DDCLL Maria Elena Cordova Burga.

Author: Hillary Ojeda | Source: Peru this Week [July 09, 2015]