Yale to sign agreement with Peru univ

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Yale and the leader of the Peruvian National University of San Antonio Abad in Cusco will sign an agreement today outlining the future of Inca artifacts whose 100-year stay at Yale is quickly coming to a close.

Rector Victor Aguilar will join University President Richard Levin at 11:30 a.m. in Woodbridge Hall to sign an agreement about housing the artifacts at a new collaborative center at the Peruvian university. Vice President and General Counsel Dorothy Robinson said in an e-mail that the University is “very pleased” about the agreement and about the facility the Cusco University is building, which will provide a central location for research, exhibition and scholarly exchange related to the artifacts.

Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham III 1898 discovered the artifacts in multiple expeditions to Peru beginning in 1911 — the year in which he is credited with the scientific discovery of the ancient city of Machu Picchu. Peru has fought for control of the artifacts for the past several decades, even suing Yale for the artifacts’ return in December 2008.

But Yale administrators say they are glad that the controversy over the artifacts is finally drawing to a close....

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