Truckie ruins 2000-year-old archaeological wonder
A truck driver has been arrested after he drove over a famous Peruvian ruin.
The Nazca Lines, a grouping of drawings only visible from above ground depicting ritualistic scenes and animals, are protected by warning signs around the boundary, but the truck driver ignored them and damaged three of the lines.
Peru’s Ministry of Culture said Jainer Flores Vigo drove into an unauthorised section of the UN World Heritage site over the weekend, leaving tracks and damaging part of three lines.
The truck driver left the site with tyre marks spreading over an area of 100 metres, damaging three different images.
The Nazca Lines were scratched on the surface of a coastal desert between 1500 and 2000 years ago.
Authorities said they are planning to boost surveillance at the archaeological site to avoid other incidents despite the logistic challenges.
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Have you ever visited the Nazca Lines? What did you think? What do you think should happen to the truck driver?