The preparation of the technical file to include Toro Muerto petroglyphs site —situated in Arequipa region— on UNESCO’s world cultural heritage list is 70% complete.
The Toro Muerto petroglyphs are located in Uraca district of Castilla province (Arequipa region), where recent inventory records identified 2,584 stone carvings.
Lopez made the statements during the opening of Toro Muerto’s first enhancement stage.
Works of this phase contribute to Toro Muerto’s recognition as world cultural heritage and the increase of visitors to the area.
The site’s enhancement is part of an agreement signed between the Ministry of Culture and the Zafranal Project —a private sector company that invested S/130,000 (around US$39,298).
Works included internal and external signage at the Information Center and repository, as well as improvement of sunshades, maintenance of restrooms, painting, repair of electrical systems, and preparation of a video library.
During the ceremony, parties to the agreement signed an addendum to carry out complementary works at the repository and Information Center.
Toro Muerto welcomes 800 visitors a month on average (during peak season) and is located four hours away from Arequipa City.
The interprovincial bus service is always available, and units depart from the city station.
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