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Nazca Lines Get A Boost Against Threats

Nazca Lines Get A Boost Against Threats

The Nazca Lines, which face a number of threats because they are spread over such a wide territory, were recently given some good news. Efforts to protect them have been given an important boost, through a $150,000 grant awarded by this year’s United States’ Ambassador’s Fund, which finances cultural preservation projects in developing […]

Six Injured in Crash of Nazca Lines Plane

Six Injured in Crash of Nazca Lines Plane

Six people were injured, including four foreign tourists, when a small airplane crashed shortly after taking off for an aerial tour of the famed Nazca Lines in southern Peru. The tourists were on board with a pilot and copilot in a 1982 Cessna 206 plane, owned by Aero Palcazu, which organizes […]

Editorial: Don’t Tread On Me

Editorial: Don’t Tread On Me

Over the course of five decades, German-born Peruvian archaeologist Maria Reiche dedicated her life to studying and preserving the Nazca Lines, which she tread in flip-flops, armed with a broom. That image of the self-appointed “Lady of the Lines” is incongruous  with the calamitously ill-conceived publicity stunt pulled by 20 Greenpeace activists […]

Peru to File Charges Against Govt Archaeologist Over Nazca Lines Damage

Peru to File Charges Against Govt Archaeologist Over Nazca Lines Damage

The Ministry of Culture is to press criminal charges against an archaeologist stationed in the southern city of Nazca, after it was revealed that he guided Japanese journalists to enter a protected area of ancient geoglyphs. The ministry said in a statement that the archaeologist, Mario Olaechea, allowed a Japanese television crew to […]

by · January 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Archaeology, Arts/Culture, Law & Justice, Politics