LA PAZ, July 9 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Bolivia is to construct an underwater museum at Lake Titicaca to show archaeological objects from the Tiwanaku culture, the oldest in the Americas.
Bolivian Vice Tourism Minister Ricardo Cox told Xinhua that the project is expected to directly benefit 13 municipalities around the lake with income from tourism, with the underwater museum being part of the network of museums and archaeological sites around Tiwanaku, a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia.
Tiwanaku is thought to be a cosmological centre for the Tiwanaku empire from 300 BC to 300 AD.
The project will receive funding of US$2.4 million from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The museum will be located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. It will be made up of two principal buildings with one built on the shoreside and the other semi-submerged.....