Peru welcomes back Inca artefacts from Yale University





Peru has given a lavish welcome to hundreds of Inca artefacts returned by Yale University in the US, nearly a century after they were taken from the famed citadel of Machu Picchu.

A convoy of trucks escorted by police carried the remains from the airport to the presidential palace in Lima.

Yale agreed to return the artefacts last year after a long campaign by Peru.

President Alan Garcia led the welcoming ceremony.

The relics will be briefly displayed in Lima before being taken to Cuzco - the historical capital of the Inca empire - where they will housed in a new cultural centre.

The return comes just in time for the centenary of the "discovery" of Machu Picchu by the American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1912....



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