Tours to resume at vandalized Nevada site

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Updated: 4/28 6:46 am

FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Public tours of an archaeological site east of Fallon have resumed after vandals spray-painted graffiti at it earlier this year.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say the tours resumed on Saturday after crews made good progress on removing the graffiti.

Graffiti including "I love Rachael" was spray-painted inside and outside Hidden Cave sometime between Feb. 22 and March 2.

BLM officials say it's the first instance of modern vandalism to the cave, and the act is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Thousands of artifacts have been found at the cave, which archaeologists say was used by humans from 800 to 5,000 years ago.

Public tours of it are offered on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

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