Costa Rica News – The archaeological sites of Osa receives funds for conservation, ¢22 million, to be exact.
The finances come in the form of a donation from the United States embassy. The donation was announced on Monday, July 10th, at the National Museum. The US Ambassador was present as was the Minister of Culture and Youth.
The donation is part of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, which has provided $55 million to over 870 projects in 125 countries.
The research will be meant to measure the level of soil moisture surrounding the pre-Columbian spheres located in that terrain in order to conserve them better. It’s been raining very hard which can affect the vulnerable spheres. The study will take a year of weekly measurements.
Depending on the results of the study, a series of drainage channels may be dug to keep the soil neither too wet nor too dry.