Peru increases efforts to recover stolen artifacts

17 Jun 2014 8:17 AM | Anonymous

Peru increases efforts to recover stolen artifacts

More than 3,000 artifacts have returned home to Peru since 2007.

Peru increases efforts to recover stolen artifacts  
Peruvian cultural artifacts illegally sold on the international black market are being returned to museums and archaeological sites from where they never should have left.

The joint efforts by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have led to the repatriation of 3,018 pieces belonging to Peru’s cultural heritage since 2007.

Alongside the repatriated items, an additional 31,640 artifacts were recovered in Peru, according to Katie Navarro Vásquez, the director of recoveries in the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage Defense at the Ministry of Culture, which is dedicated to preventing and controlling the illegal trafficking in artifacts, and recovering and repatriating them domestically and internationally.

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-peru-increases-efforts-to-recover-stolen-artifacts-103249

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