THE LADY OF CHECTA
THE GUARDIAN OF THE CHECTA ROCK ART
MRS. CONSUELO LIVIA ARANGUREN
When writing about the rock art petroglyphs of Checta in Peru it is also worthwhile to summon the name of Mrs. Consuelo Livia Aranguren (known as "The Lady of Checta"), a remarkable elderly woman who devoted almost fifty years of her life in protecting the Peruvian site.
She lived nearby in an old cottage, worked as the non-official guardian of the place without economical retribution and lived to be 85.
Inexorably, she passed away in 2005, and since her departure, the Checta archaeological site and its buffer zone has no real protection.
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