U.S. returns more than 400 stolen pre-Columbian artifacts to Peru

Posted on June 27, 2007. Filed under: Book, Art, & Culture, News & Politics |

“Hammered silver masks, rare Incan counting devices and a clay vessel more than 3,000 years old, intricately carved with a feline deity.They were among stolen artifacts worth millions of dollars that U.S. officials returned to Perus government Wednesday. The more than 400 pieces represent Perus largest recovery from the U.S. since the two nations signed a 1997 accord to combat theft of pre-Columbian objects from the South American country.”

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