The authorities of Machu Picchu found this Tuesday on a book shelf the gold plate with the recognition of the Inca citadel as one of the seven modern wonders of the world, which had been declared missing.
The mayor of the tourist district Elvis La Torre, who even went so far as to suggest that the badge had been stolen, told the press that it was located on the book shelf of the general secretariat of the municipality.
The Tower added that the confusion arose because the plaque “has the shape of a book.”
Along with the insignia, the mayor reported on Monday the disappearance of the parchment in which Machu Picchu was recognized as one of the “new seven wonders of the world” by the New Open World Foundation in July 2007.
Regarding the latter, La Torre said that it has not yet been located.
Machu Picchu was chosen along with the Great Wall of China, the city of Petra (Jordan), the Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the pyramid of Chichén Itzá (Mexico), the Colosseum in Rome (Italy) and the Taj Mahal (India).
The archaeological complex located 130 kilometers from Cusco, at an altitude of 2,438 meters, was built in the 15th century by order of the Inca Pachacútec (1438-1470), and is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering.
known as “the lost city of the Incas”, It was declared in 1981 Historical and Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.