Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2017 was awarded to Costa Rica to preserve the World Heritage Pre-Columbian Site Finca 6

Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2017 was awarded to Costa Rica for the first time to preserve the World Heritage Pre-Columbian Site Finca 6 in the Southern Region

The United States Embassy will donate approximately $ 39,000 (or 22,000,000 colones) to preserve the archaeological site, Finca 6, a World Heritage site consisting of the stone spheres of the Diquís delta in the south of the country, connecting the country to its pre-columbian past. Specifically, the funds will be used by the local conservation authorities to conduct a hydrological study to help them make informed decisions on how to protect the archaeological site from flooding.

A field with pre-columbian spheres (State Department)
Pre-Columbian Site Finca 6 in the Southern Region of Costa Rica

These funds, whose goal is to support the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression around the world, has already granted $55 million dollars to support more than 870 projects in more than 125 countries around the world.