Casa Concha will host the newly received artefacts from Machu Picchu given back to Peru from Yale in July 2011

Pe, Cusco colonial architecture

Some 360 pieces have already arrived in Lima and were exhibited for a week only at the government palace - a rare event for this to be opened to the public.

Peru's president Alan Garcia was delighted and said this was the end to the long dispute over whether these should be returned from Yale University back to where they belong.

In total Peru are expecting some 5,000 Inca artefacts including ceramics, human/animal bones and stone tools.
Casa Concha del Cusco has now made a welcome home for these fascinating objects excavated from Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The museum opened its doors on the 11th April for a special presentation and this will be open to the public in July 2011.

With this being the centenary year of discovery by the archaeologist this is a wonderful addition to the Incas artefacts already.

To plan your trip to Peru contact Emma on 01285 885333.

We also have a trip to Espiritu Pampa in September where we are hoping to gain access to both the Casa Concha and to see the Wari artefacts recently discovered at Espiritu Pampa.

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