Drones And Security Cameras Will Monitor Machu Picchu After Tourists Were Caught Pooping On Ancient Site
The Peruvian government is stepping up its security at Machu Picchu after some tourists pooped on the ancient site. Six tourists were arrested after human feces were found in a sacred room in the ancient site. Now, Peru is turning to technology to make sure they can preserve the site form further defacement.
Security cameras and drones are going to keep a close eye on Machu Picchu after six tourists defecated in a sacred room.
Five tourists were deported to Bolivia after the feces was discovered in the Temple of the Sun. The temple was used by the Incans to perform ceremonies in the citadel. One tourist was fined $360 and an additional $1,500 owed to the cultural ministry after he knocked a panel from the wall that cracked the floor. The tourists are four men and two women from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and France.
The citadel in the Peruvian mountains is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world.
Around 1.4 million people visited Machu Picchu in 2016 with an average of 5,000 people walking the paths of the citadel daily. The ancient site has seen a fast increase of tourists over the years with fewer than 200,000 people visiting in 1993.
Some people are really leaning into the comedy of the whole situation.
It is very important to make sure you treat ancient sites like Machu Picchu with respect. They are part of the larger story of human history on the planet. It is even more important to be a responsible visitor when you are traveling from a foreign country. However, the woman makes a point.
Some folks are offering up some suggestions to curb any future public defecation.
Portable toilets do seem like a good idea. People need to go to the bathroom and offering a place for them to do so could cut down on human waste on the landmark.
Some are being a little more strict with how they’d save the cultural site.
This seems too extreme. How do you expect to close Machu Picchu from the public entirely? Imagine the loss of revenue to Peru from closing Machu Picchu.
Basically, prepare to see something like this over the skies of Machu Picchu.
Güau. How beautiful.
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