THE Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia have encountered a new threat that has nothing to do with the weather or time.
The increasingly popular practice of geocaching has been denounced for its negative effects on the area, next to Bolonia on the Costa de la Luz.
Geocaching involves hiding objects for other people to find and then replace, using GPS coordinates and often clues.
Baelo Claudia’s management says the practice is causing major structural damage, particularly to the stone wall of the parking lot where geocaches are hidden.
They claim that stones are being moved, causing damage to walls as well as resulting in tripping hazards.
Furthermore, they intend to take legal action to prevent geocaching on the ancient site, in accordance with the Andalucía heritage laws.
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