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Machu Picchu to undergo UNESCO evaluation
By Manuel Vigo
May 3, 2012
UNESCO specialists will travel to Machu Picchu this month, to assess preservation of the site.
Cusco’s regional director of culture, David Ugarte said the group would examine population growth in the area, and analyze the accessibility of the Santa Maria-Santa Teresa alternative route.
According to T-News, the UNESCO group is expected to travel to the region from May 20 to the 26, where they will verify preservation, conservation and improvements made in Machu Picchu, following recommendations that had been made by the organization last year.
Results from the study will be announced during UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting, which is scheduled to take place in June.
The organization has had a strong participatory role in the preservation of the historic site. Last August, a team of UNESCO specialists traveled to Machu Picchu to find solutions to the rapid spread of lichens (a fungus) at site’s stone buildings.
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Commented By: Viracocha
On: May 4, 2012. 6:30 pm
Having been to this wonderful historic and somewhat spiritual site, I would like to see some public safety handrails installed on the steps leading down from the altar which are within a metre or so of the enormous drop to the river below. I am not normally a chicken, but I did note several people somewhat terrified of this particular descent(me included!!). Not sure IF that could be done and still be in keeping with the ancient nature of this wonderful heritage site. Chau por ahora,V
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