10 juin 2010

Senator Christopher Dodd Says Artifacts Held by Yale Belong to Peru

Inca artifact of a bone shawl pin adorned with two birds. Museum of Natural History. Photo: Yale Peabody/AP. NEW HAVEN (AP).- Incan artifacts removed from Machu Picchu nearly a century ago and held by Yale University belong to the people of Peru, U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd said Wednesday. Peru has had a lawsuit pending in federal court in Connecticut since 2008 demanding Yale return artifacts taken by scholar Hiram Bingham III between 1911 and 1915. Yale says it returned dozens of boxes of artifacts in 1921 and that Peru knew... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2010

Yale University Says Lawsuit by Peru Should be Dismissed

Inca artifact of a bone shawl pin adorned with two birds. Museum of Natural History. Photo: Yale Peabody/AP NEW HAVEN, CT.- Yale University says a lawsuit by Peru seeking the return of thousands of Inca artifacts removed from the famed Machu Picchu citadel nearly a century ago should be dismissed because a statue of limitations expired. Peru rejects the argument, saying Yale never owned the artifacts and that its claim is not subject to a statute of limitations under Peruvian law. Peru also says Yale did not assert ownership of... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2009

L’UNESCO surveille de près les travaux de conservation du Machu Picchu

Une commission de l’UNESCO rendra visite en janvier 2009 au Machu Picchu pour surveiller de près les travaux de conservation de ce sanctuaire historique en danger depuis des décennies. Bien qu’il ait inscrit le Machu Picchu en 1983 au Patrimoine Mondial de l’Humanité, l’UNESCO s’est toujours inquiété de son déplorable état de conservation qui s’explique surtout par une mauvaise gestion. Les incendies réguliers, l’intense circulation touristique et le développement urbain autour de ce site historique préoccupent en particulier... [Lire la suite]
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