Wednesday, 14 November 2012

United States returns last Machu Picchu artefacts to Peru

The last of the artefacts taken from Machu Picchu by American archaeologists who explored the remains of the Inca citadel at the beginning of the last century have been returned to Peru. The American archaeologists took to Yale some 46,000 ceramics, bone fragments and metal pieces, but Peru has been fighting to get them back, arguing that the artefacts had only been loaned to Yale. The Americans finally agreed to these requests, the first and second lots of artefacts arrived back in Peru last year. Now the last shipment, some 36000 potsherds have now been retyurned, completing the process.

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