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A view of the stone structure discovered at El Provenir after undergrowth has been cleared. Archaeologist Reina Duran belives it could have been a site where sacred rituals were performed by the Pregonero tribe.

Known as El Porvenir, this pre-Columbian indigenous site in a remote part of western Venezuela has never been truly examined by archaeologists. And now it looks like it may never be. The government plans to flood the valley in which it lies to create a hydroelectric dam. Read more»