Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Latest on the Machu Picchu Artifacts

MachupicchuWe've been following this story for a long time.  The Yale Daily News is now reporting a change in Peru's attitude towards the return of artifacts that Yale professor Hiram Bingham III excavated from Machu Picchu in the early twentieth century.  Basically, Peru wants the artifacts back sooner.  (Close readers of propertyprof may recall that I'm most interested in Mr. Bingham's grandfather, Hiram Bingham, who was a missionary to Hawaii in the middle of the nineteenth century.)

Alfred Brophy

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You might be interested in the fact that here, in Baltimore, lives Bingham's granddaughter--Sloane Brown, a prominent local writer/reporter for the Baltimore Sun. She recently went on a trip to Machu Picchu for the first time.

Posted by: Sam Gompers | Apr 18, 2008 7:21:00 AM

Good to know. I look forward reading her thoughts about Machu Picchu.

Posted by: Al | Apr 22, 2008 8:26:24 AM

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