Developers demolished 4,000-year-old pyramid at Peru’s oldest archaeological site, government says
Real estate developers using heavy machinery tore down a 20-foot tall pyramid at the oldest archaeological site near Peru’s country’s capital, cultural officials said Wednesday.
Rafael Varon, deputy minister of cultural patrimony, told reporters the destruction occurred over the weekend at the ruins of El Paraiso, a few kilometres north of Lima.
Peru’s tourism ministry says El Paraiso was built some 4,000 years ago and was a religious and administrative centre, long before the rise of the Inca culture encountered by the Spanish conquerors. (AFP PHOTO/MINISTERIO DE CULTURA)