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Fire destroys oldest archaeological site in Peru

In Peru, a fire destroyed an over 2,000-year-old mural and much of the vestiges of an archaeological site. Director of the Tumbas Reales de Sipan Museum said, the fire has destroyed the archaeological monument of Ventarron. The temple is considered the oldest discovered in the Americas.

Museum head Walter Alva, who discovered the site in 2007, alleged that workers from the Pomalca agribusiness company triggered the blaze when they ignited a sugarcane field. He expressed hope that the matter will be investigated and responsibility established.

Source: AIR