500 Archaeological Pieces delivered to Peruvian Culture Ministry
The Ministry of Culture in Peru received more than 500 archaeological pieces like ceramics, textiles, stones and wood pieces that are part of Peru’s cultural heritage.
These pieces were in private ownership of collectors from Argentina, Mexico, the US and the UK. Some of the archaeological pieces were also found on the black market. The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Peru delivered the pieces early March.
Former owners of the pieces were Peruvian cultures like the Lambayeque, Sipan, Sican, Chimu, Chancay, Nazca and Inca culture that lived at the southern and northern coast of the country.
The handover happened at the Torre Tagle Palace in Lima and was carried out by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cayetana Aljovin, and the Minister of Culture, Alejandro Neyra.
According to Alejandro Neyra, the archaeological pieces will be exhibited at the facilities of the Culture Ministry and the Pachacamac National Museum in Lima.