Yale Set to Return Machu Pichu Artifacts to Peru in Time for...

Yale Set to Return Machu Pichu Artifacts to Peru in Time for 100-Year Celebration

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As Peru counts down to the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, thousands of artefacts taken from the breathtaking lost city of the Incas could soon be returned to the country.

The relics, some 40,000 of them, according to the Peruvian government, include pottery, jewellery and human bones. They have been in the collection at Bingham’s alma mater, Yale University, since he first hacked his way through the Andean jungle to the site in 1911.

(READ the story in the Independent)

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