Machu Picchu pieces returned by Yale were seen by 70,000 people

About 500 archaeological and human remains of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu returned by Yale University last year were visited by 70,000 tourists in the museum that welcomes in Cusco, sources of that establishment.

The pottery and skeletal remains arrived in two shipments from the United States at the beginning and the end of 2011 due to the agreement reached by the Peruvian State to Yale University to retrieve items brought by explorer Hiram Bingham in 1912.

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The administrator of the museum in the Casa Concha, Trinidad Aguilar, told the official Andina news agency that "the Incas were the most interested and enthusiastic in learning objects", but have also come to the show British singer Mick Jagger and writer Mario Vargas Llosa, among the best known figures.

"The visit to (the archaeological site of) Machu Picchu is brief, the museum can complement it with the interactive model and other implements museográficos to know well what it really tried," said Aguilar.

In this museum, located in downtown Cusco, human remains are exhibited at least 177 people and ceramics for a century were held by Yale, after Bingham take them on loan for research after the discovery of the sanctuary archeology in 1911.

A final batch of parts will be returned by Yale in December, as announced recently the CEO of Supervision and Control of the Ministry of Culture of Peru, Blanca Alva Guerrero.

Fragments of pottery will be delivered in Cusco and then provide advice to Yale University San Antonio Abad in Cuzco, in charge of the museum, for the better maintenance of parts.


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