Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

 

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Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

A “Lost City” of Unique Architectural Form


Ancient ceremonial platforms at Ciudad Perdida.

 

 


One of GHF’s newest project sites, Teyuna-Ciudad Perdida (“Lost City”) Archaeological Park is located high in the coastal range on northern Colombia’s Caribbean coast.  The site is comprised of a series of masonry and rammed earth platforms constructed along mountain ridges that today are threatened by erosion, destabilizing vegetation growth, neglect and unsustainable tourism, while related sites are also at risk of damage from looting.  In partnership with the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History who manages the Park, GHFs goals include the development and implementation of a site Management Plan, documentation and conservation of the archaeological features at Teyuna-Ciudad Perdida Archaeological Park and the engagement of the local indigenous and peasant communities as major stakeholders in the preservation and sustainable development of the site.