After recently conducting archaeological digs at the historical “digs” of Simón Bolívar, Venezuela is giving a hand to Bolivia in its own excavations at a pyramid not far from the Bolivian capital of La Paz.
Telesur reported on the historical significance of the Akapana pyramid, which was the principal religious center of the Tihuanaco people, who had their heyday in what is now highland Bolivia from 600-800 AD. The pyramid is about 60 feet high, and comprised of six terraces. The ancient city of Tiwanaku is now a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Venezuela contributed $200,000 to Bolivia’s excavations and restoration at the site. Apparently, it had been sacked by looters and was damaged by railroads in the 19th century.