Peru will receive artifacts taken from the country

Thursday January 23, 2014
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Peruvian cultural authorities will welcome 47 artifacts back of Peruvian origine, that have been illegally taken from the country.

According to Andina news agency, the recovered artifacts have made their way back home, to Peru, from all over the world. The Ministry of Culture will receive objects found in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Egypt, and Brazil.

The artifacts are really diverse: there is textile, ceramic pieces, paleontological specimens, and even a map from the 1600s. Most objects are being returned to Peru voluntarily by private citizens who posessed them.

The map depicts the Strait of Magellan and was originally part of the Peruvian National Library’s collection. It will be returned voluntarily by a British citizen.

Of the ceramic pieces, most are from the Chancay, Nasca, and Cajamarca; 27 of the pieces come from the Lima Culture, and are mainly related to textile-making activities.

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