BBC News – Yale agrees to return Machu Picchu artefacts to Peru   Leave a comment

 

 

Yale University has signed an agreement to return to Peru some 5,000 Inca artefacts removed from the famed Machu Picchu citadel nearly a century ago.

The relics – stone tools, ceramics and human and animal bones – will be housed in a new centre in the city of Cuzco.

The deal ends a long dispute over the artefacts, which were taken from Machu Picchu by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1912.

Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, is Peru’s main tourist attraction.

via BBC News – Yale agrees to return Machu Picchu artefacts to Peru.

Posted February 16, 2011 by dmacc502 in government, history, science

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