Cusco: Inca wall defaced with graffiti

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On Thursday morning Cusco officials found that a portion of an ancient Inca stone wall had been painted.

According to Cusco’s Regional Directorate of Culture (DRC), a letter ‘A’ was painted on the wall, located on Hatunrumiyoc Street, in the historic center of the city of Cusco.

The graffiti, officials said, was made with permanent market, and measured 30 cm wide by 40 cm high.

The DRC said that once local police notified them of the drawing, they proceeded to clean the wall using solvents that would prevent the stone from being damaged.

According to Andina, the wall is located next to the famous twelve angle stone, which is currently being restored.

David Ugarte, head of Cusco’s DRC, regretted the drawing, and considered it an attack on the nation’s cultural heritage, and asked police to investigate.

“I also ask the provincial municipality to provide us with footage from the video surveillance camera that has been installed, in order to identify the perpetrators of this crime,” Ugarte said.

On Thursday morning Cusco officials found that a portion of an ancient Inca stone wall had been painted.

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