Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pyramid Destroyed In Lima

Archaeologists' censure two building companies for demolishing part of ancient pyramid in the Lima district of San Martin de Porres.
The pyramid El Paraiso, situated near the river Chillon, is one of the oldest structures built in the Americas, made up of 12 pyramids and layering over 64 hectares.
Archaeologist Frederic Engel said in a report that El Paraiso could have held between 1500 and 3000 residents and vital over 100,000 tons of rock to build, which was taken from the hills adjoining the arrangement, and was likely used for spiritual and service purposes. Proof shows the society living there was from the Late Pre-Ceramic Age.
In spite of its apparent significance to Peruvian culture, this pyramid was bang down and later burned by several clandestine groups that entered the site on Saturday.
Archaeologist Marco Guillen Hugo was in charge of the research and excavation of this site and reported to El Comercio that he had reason to believe two private building companies, Company Promotora Provelanz E.I.R.L and Alisol S.A.C Ambas, were last the obliteration.
"This isn't the first time they have tried to take over this land," Guillen told the daily. "They say they are the owners, even though this land is untouchable."
The Ministry of Culture has said that although the companies claim to own the land, it is actually under state control.
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