Two tourists arrested in Machu Picchu posing for nude pictures

Published on : Friday, March 4, 2016

Machu PicchuTwo tourists, a British and French were arrested at Peru’s ancient site Machu Picchu for posing nude to click photos.


The two men 23-year-old Adam Burton and 28-year-old French man, Eric Xavier Mariec stripped naked to take photographs on their mobile phones.



The men were arrested for “moral misconduct”. Nude photography had grown increasingly in the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. The authorities had strengthened surveillance since March 2014 as nude photography became a menace in the site.



The 15th century Inca citadel was labeled a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.The site was closed through February for maintenance work as it was extensively visited in 2015. More than 1,100,000 travellers came to see this archaeological wonder in 2015.

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5 Responses to Two tourists arrested in Machu Picchu posing for nude pictures

  1. colin says:

    anyone know why this has become a popular thing to do ?

  2. Joan Rees says:

    Such a beautiful and sacred site……some people do not have any class or respect. I hope they were, fined, jailed and deported.

  3. Respect the differences
    Respect the locals
    Respect the law!

  4. Paul Thompson says:

    I loved Machu Picchu!
    Amazing place!

    Llamas are much more photogenic than naked Brits and Frenchies!

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