Peru’s main historical attraction is Machu Picchu, which attracts thousands of tourists a year, but it also has many other ancient sites of importance that are fascinating to visitors and very important for the country.
However, it was recently revealed that an ancient pyramid in Peru dating back thousands of years has been destroyed by developers. The pyramid was located just a few kilometres from Lima in San Martin de Porres, and was destroyed by a couple of real-estate companies. Authorities are now attempting to launch criminal charges against the companies involved.
Organising a trek in Peru is exciting for travellers because of historic sites just like this one. Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, which arranges treks and hiking holidays in Peru as well as other countries all over the world, considers the destruction of such an important site to be a huge disappointment for the country as well as for visitors.
The six-metre-high pyramid was one of 12 at the El Paraiso site, and dates back 4,000 years, pre-dating the Incas. The damage caused is irreparable, according to an archaeologist, and now it will be impossible to know how it was constructed as well as other important details. It is also thought that the developers tried to destroy three more pyramids, but thankfully they were stopped.
Fortunately, Peru still has many wonderful sites of historic interest for visitors to enjoy when they visit the country. When arranging a trek in Peru, Machu Picchu is one of the best destinations for those visitors who want to enjoy a real challenge and see one of the most incredible historical sites in the world for themselves.