Experts say tourists harming Machu Picchu

Jul 02, 2008 By VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS , Associated Press Writer

(AP) -- An influx of tourists to Peru's famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu may prompt UNESCO to add the jungle-shrouded ruins to its list of endangered World Heritage sites.



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snwboardn
2 / 5 (3) Jul 02, 2008
"Lumbreras, an independent, Lima-based archaeologist who has studied Machu Picchu for more than 40 years."

How many trails has your feet eroded, going up there to study it?
Bob_B
2.5 / 5 (2) Jul 02, 2008
Is there anyone else getting very annoyed by the image being displayed (over and over and over) of a child needing surgery?

Speaking for myself - I feel this is totally abusive to us as users (readers) of physorg.com
The image is porographic, totally without merit.

With the abuses xtians have been guilty of - there's NO WAY I'd ever send $ to these advertisements.

Why does the SALES department not feel we are being abused? Can they reply? I tried emailing Sales directly, but to no avail...they'd lose money, so why bother with what is excessive and gross, even if users prefer ads that are NOT gross and pornographic (www.dictionary.com: Lurid or sensational material)

PHYSORG.COM shows gross, pornographic images.
Excalibur
not rated yet Jul 03, 2008
You must be one of the unlucky ones to be seeing the same message so often, considering that they are dynamically served up an ad server, one which physorg does not control.

As for myself, I've yet to see the image that so annoys you.

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