A Student of History

August 18, 2006

Peruvian past Recovered, in part…

Filed under: Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 3:16 pm

From Reuters:

An ancient headdress, depicting an image of a sea god, was recovered from a lawyers’ office in central London and is considered to be of “phenomenal importance” to Peruvian cultural heritage.  “We are speaking about an archaeological object of the utmost historical and aesthetical importance, one of the most important ornaments of the ancient Peruvian cultures,” said Walter Alva, director of the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum in Peru.

 

The head-dress had been stolen by looters almost 20 years ago.  It is thought to date from about 700 AD.  The article does not specify how the lawyers got it and what it was doing in their offices….

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