TV shoot damages Inca ruin
LIMA, Peru -- (AP) -- A massive crane being used to help film
a beer commercial
toppled, damaging a granite sundial in the famed Inca ruins of Machu Picchu,
officials said Monday.
An edge the length of a ballpoint pen was chipped off the Intihuatana,
post for the sun,'' Friday when the 1,000-pound crane fell.
The Intihuatana is considered the most important shrine in Machu Picchu.
The commercial was being shot by the U.S. firm J. Walter Thompson
Cervesur, a subsidiary of Peru's largest beer company Backus & Johnston.