Disgusting! Tourists arrested after feces found in Machu Picchu temple

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Six tourists have been arrested at Machu Picchu after feces was found at a sacred location in Machu Picchu in Peru.

Four men and two women reportedly entered an area within the Temple of the Sun, a temple built by Incas to host ceremonies, according to the authorities at the site. Three Argentines, a Brazilian, a Chilean and a French woman make up the group.

The tourists damaged a wall at the site and feces were found inside the temple on Sunday. The group was arrested as investigations are underway.

Disrespectful behaviour is not tolerated in the area. In 2014, authorities denounced a trend that saw tourists getting naked at the sacred location. Four American tourists were detained in March of that year for removing their clothes and posing for photos at the site.

The popular Peruvian tourist destination is believed to have been constructed in the 15th century. Machu Picchu receives over half a million visitors a year, more than 2,500 every day.

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