Yale to Return Incan Artifacts Taken a Century Ago, Peru's President Says

20 Nov 2010 6:26 PM | Anonymous

Yale to Return Incan Artifacts Taken a Century Ago, Peru's President Says

By John Quigley - Nov 20, 2010 12:15 PM ET Bloomberg


Yale University, the third-oldest U.S. college, has agreed to return Incan artifacts taken from Peru a century ago, President Alan Garcia said.

Ernesto Zedillo, a Yale professor and a former Mexican president, promised yesterday to return the artifacts, which were excavated by archaeologist and Yale Professor Hiram Bingham from the Machu Picchu citadel in the southern Andes in 1912, Garcia said in statement dated yesterday and posted on the presidential website.

“The Peruvian government welcomes this decision and recognizes that Yale University preserved the pieces that otherwise would have been scattered around the world in private collections or might have disappeared,” Garcia said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-20/yale-to-return-incan-artifacts-taken-a-century-ago-peru-s-president-says.html

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