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Peru fire ravages ancient archaeological site

A fire destroyed a 2,000-year-old mural and much of the vestiges of an archaeological site in northern Peru on Sunday, the director of the Tumbas Reales de Sipan Museum said. I have received the lamentable and tragic news of a fire that has destroyed the archaeological monument of Ventarron, museum head Walter Alva said in a statement. The temple of Ventarron dates back 4,500 years and is considered the oldest discovered in the Americas. The fire devastated the ancient mural as well as pottery vessels

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