Grupo Energía de Bogotá announces new archeological findings in Peru
12 July 2017
Bogotá D.C., July 12, 2017. Grupo Energía de Bogotá (GEB), via the company Cálidda, found part of an 800 years old pre-Hispanic cemetery while performing pipeline laying works in the Chilca District, located 63 km to the south of the Peruvian capital, Lima.
The tombs found are shaped as circular pits sealed with flagstones and mud mortar and contained at least one individual in a seated position with arms and legs flexed. Similarly, other offerings were found, such as: metal fishhooks, stone weights (used in fishing nets) and wooden weaving instruments.
This complex funerary ritual also included offerings of young llamas and alpacas with very fine hairs, evidencing a high specialization in livestock farming and grazing.
Cálidda deployed an archeological team charged with researching and preserving all the material recovered from the tombs. This procedure was also supervised and accompanied by the Ministry for Culture of Peru, entity that received the recovered goods.
It is worth noting that Cálidda is the first private company participating in the program ‘Lima, City of Huacas (a Quechua word referring to sacred Inca locales)’, created by the Ministry for Culture of Peru to protect archeological pre-Hispanic monuments.
Due to its work in the protection and dissemination of the archeological patrimony of Lima and Callao, Cálidda was given the Luis Hochschild Plaut award in 2014 by the IPEA businessmen association. Thusly, GEB ratifies its commitment with the preservation and care of these findings which allow, through their study, to transmit the life and traditions of the Andean world.
About Grupo Energía Bogotá
Grupo Energía de Bogotá (GEB), led by Empresa Energía de Bogotá, is a joint stock company listed in the Colombian Stock Market, whose main purpose is the generation, transmission, distribution and marketing of energy, gas and liquid fuels in all of their forms.
Today, Grupo Energía de Bogotá is the region's main Multi-Latin company of electric energy and natural gas with presence in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala and Brazil. Acting as a “strategic connector”, focused on three Business Groups:
- Urban Energy Solutions, seeking to develop and operate the infrastructure needed to meet the demand of electric energy and natural gas of big cities;
- Interconnection for Market Development, business unit in charge of connecting energy generation sources with consumer's megacenters and big users; and
- Low-Emission Generation, seeking new opportunities in renewable energies in countries undergoing a transition from the energy matrix to this sustainable generation low-emission source.
Cálidda is a Peruvian company –an affiliate of Grupo Energía de Bogotá– that holds the design, construction and operation concession of the natural gas distribution system in the Department of Lima and the Constitutional Province of Callao in Peru, for 33 years. It is a pioneering company in the provision of this services in Peru. Thus, contributing to improving the environmental preservation and the quality of life of its people.
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