Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Peru becomes one of top ten historical sites in the world

The declaration of the Sacred City of Caral as World Cultural Heritage turns Peru into one of the world’s top ten most historical sites, reported today Peru's Export and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru).
"Peru shares this category with India, Egypt, China, Greece, Italy, France, among others, and is the only Latin American country on the list. This nation is a cultural power in the world," said Tourism Promotion director of PromPeru, Mara Seminario Marón.
Caral, located in the Limean province of Barranca, district of Supe, is included in the capital’s tourist circuit and the Historic Centre of Lima, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1991.This designation recognizes the Sacred City of Caral as the oldest centre of civilization in the Americas, which flourished between 3000 and 1800 BC.The last time a Peruvian heritage was recognized as a world heritage site by Unesco was in 2000. It was the historical center of Arequipa.The others are: the city of Cusco (1983), the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (1983), Huascaran National Park (1985), Chavin archaeological site of (1985), Chan Chan archaeological site (1986), Manu National Park (1987), the historic center of Lima (1988, 1991), Abiseo River National Park (1990, 1992) and Lines of Nazca and Pampas of Jumana (1994).

Source: Andina


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