Argentina Returns Artifacts to Peru
Friday, February 05, 2016
LIMA, PERU—Andina, Peru’s news agency, reports that more than 4,000 artifacts recovered in Argentina were returned to Peru last week, when the two countries signed an Agreement for the Protection, Conservation, Recovery and Return of Stolen or Illegally Exported or Transferred Cultural, Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Property. Most of the objects were seized by the government of Argentina from art collectors and traffickers in 2000. The artifacts cover a range of historic periods and include items made from metal, textiles, wood, pottery, organic fibers, and human remains. This is the largest group of artifacts repatriated to Peru to date. To read more about archaeology in Peru, go to "A Wari Matriarchy?"
Maya victory monument, Neanderthal cannibals, Paleolithic smorgasbord, King Tut’s meteor dagger, and Melanesian tattooing
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