46,000 Ancient Ruins in Peru Are at Risk of Being Destroyed

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

An estimated 46,000 pre-colonial sites dot Peru’s landscape. About 400 of them are in Lima, which is home to the biggest number of pre-colonial archaeological zones of any city in South America. Yet Peru spends only enough to protect just 1 percent of those sites, according to official data, leaving hundreds of ruins abandoned or relegated to becoming public trash dumps. read more…