Egypt Returns Stolen Antiquities to Ecuador and Peru

01 Oct 2013 9:41 AM | Anonymous
Egypt Returns Stolen Antiquities to Ecuador and Peru
lunes, 30 de septiembre de 2013

30 de septiembre de 2013, 16:24Cairo, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) In an unusual event, Egypt, the victim of constant archaeological thefts, returned effigies today to Ecuador and Peru that had been smuggled into the country.

The objects are three terracotta heads from the Valdivia culture, one of the first in what are now the Americas. The objects belong to Ecuador and were carved between the years 2,000 and 2,500 BC.

The Valdivia culture flourished near the present-day Ecuadorian city of Santa Helena.

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