Ancient Bolivian pyramid 'could lose heritage status' after repairs

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An ancient South American pyramid may lose its status as a UN World Heritage Site and even collapse after it was spruced up to "make it more attractive to tourists".

In a makeover of the 59-ft high Akapana pyramid in Bolivia that an expert has described as archaeologically disastrous, the structure was rebuilt with abobe instead of the original stone.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, or UNESCO, is due to visit Tiwanaku soon.

It could remove Akapana from its list of World Heritage Sites if it considers it has been excessively altered.

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