Bolivia set for underwater museum

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A diver swims near British artist Jason de Caires Taylor's sculpture "The Flower of Hope" in this undated handout in the Mexican resort of Cancun. REUTERS/Jason de Caires Taylor

LA PAZ (Xinhua) – Bolivia is to construct an underwater museum at Lake Titicaca to show archaeological objects from the Tiwanaku culture, the oldest in the Americas.The project, with UNESCO funding of $2.4 million, 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 center for the Tiwanaku empire from 300 BC to 300 AD.

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