Peruvian site of El Candelabro in Paracas destroyed by vehicles

The El Candelabro site in Peru was destroyed by a group of tourists riding motor vehicles. Paraca’s Park Rangers and the Tourism Police were able to quickly intervene and confront a group of people who were riding around in motor vehicles near the protected area. The Parachas Cendelabro site is a well-known prehistoric geoglyph found on the northern face of the Paracas Peninsula in the southern region of Ica. Pottery found nearby has been dated to 200 BC, possible belonging to the Pre-Ican Paracas culture.

Parachas Cendelabro site (by Living in Peru)
Parachas Cendelabro site (by Living in Peru)

Two trucks, an ATV and a car were found perpetrating the protected area. The owners quickly escaped, but were apprehended minutes later at the entrance to the Reserve and were taken to the police station in Paracas, where an investigation is under way to determine the corresponding sanctions.

(after Living in Peru)

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