US hands back artefacts to Peru





The US has handed over more than 400 Incan and pre-Columbian artefacts to the government of Peru.

The items, which are believed to be worth millions of dollars, had been stolen from several Andean nations.

They include a cape made from macaw and parrot feathers, gold and silver jewellery and a clay vessel believed to be more than 3,500 years old.

The artefacts had been stolen from South America by grave robbers and came into the US via the black market.



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