Yale returns last of Incan artifacts to Peru
- Yale University returned the last batch of artifacts--over 35,000 pottery fragments and other pieces--to Peru over the weekend.
- The artifacts were returned to Peru in 127 boxes, with the first arriving on Sunday afternoon, and were originally taken from the Inca city of Machu Picchu by US archaeologist Hiram Bingham a century ago.
- Eventually, the pieces will be moved to "Casa Concha" with the first two batches of artifacts returned by Yale in 2011, completing the resolution of a years-long dispute between Peru and Yale that culminated in a 2008 lawsuit and the 2010 resolution that saw the university agree to return the artifacts.
From the article:
The last batch of artifacts taken from Machu Picchu by an American archaeologist who rediscovered the Inca city has been returned to Peru. According to BBC News, more than 35,000 pottery fragments and other pieces were flown from Yale University to the city of Cusco. The items had been taken to the US by archaeologist Hiram Bingham, who helped make the site famous in 1911. ...
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