Lonely Planet Writer

Peru to press charges against archaeologist over damage to Nazca lines

Nazca Lines  - the monkey.
Nazca Lines – The Monkey. Image by Christian Haugen / CC BY 2.0

Peru’s Ministry of Culture is filing criminal charges against a Nazca-based government archaeologist after it was discovered that he allowed a group of Japanese television journalists to enter a protected area containing ancient geoglyphs in 2013. The incident has come to light just one month after controversy with Greenpeace at the same site. A two-year-old video of the incident was published on Wednesday by Peruvian press and included footage of one of the journalists laying down in a delicate area of sand between lines of the hummingbird. Read more: peruviantimes.com