The Titicaca Archaeology Project is an inspiring initiative that seeks to study, record and protect the underwater cultural heritage of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. This beautiful lake is located between Peru and Bolivia, and it is the highest navigable lake in the world at 3810m altitude. A team of 30 archaeologist divers from France, Belgium and Bolivia are now seeking to study the underwater submerged heritage of this lake and they are seeking support in a recently launched Kickstarter campaign.
“Since 2012, archaeological operations conducted by the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) have made it possible to inventory and study 22 submerged sites.” Said the spokesperson of this project, while sharing its background with the global Kickstarter community. “The current objective of this project is to continue research but also to protect, conserve and provide access to this exceptional heritage with the support of UNESCO.” He added.
The Kickstarter Campaign is located on the web at:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/515747161/titicaca-project-underwater-archaeology and supporters from around the world can back this project by making generous pledges and donations. Excavating underwater is not an easy task and requires a lot of funding, so the goal of this campaign is to raise a sum of EUR 20,000 in this fundraising campaign. More details are available on the Kickstarter campaign page of the project.
In exchange for your support, the Titicaca Project is organizing a historic ceremony: burying a “time capsule” in an underwater Inca site of the sacred lake for posterity. The capsule will be waterproof, environmentally friendly and can be kept in the lake for at least 100 years until the archaeologists of the future rediscover the capsule with the names and first names of the project contributors and supporters.
Company Name: ULB
Contact Person: Christophe Delaere
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