Yale and Peruvian Authorities Sign Deal on the Return of Thousands of Incan Artifacts


NEW HAVEN (AP).- Yale University announced Friday that it will send back to Peru thousands of Incan artifacts removed from the famed Machu Picchu citadel nearly a century ago. The agreement allowing for the return of the ceramic pieces, animal and human bones, and metal and stone objects came after Yale and Peru officials announced in November that they had resolved a long-running dispute over the artifacts. San Antonio Abad University in Cuzco will create a center to house the more than 5,000 objects and fragments. The center, to be located in an Incan palace and operated under joint direction by both universities, will include a museum exhibit for the public and a research area for collaborative investigations by the two institutions and visiting scholars. The International Center for the Study of Machu Picchu and Inca Culture will display, conserve and study the Machu Picchu archaeological collections that have been at Yale’s Peabody Museum since their excavation by famed sch