The Embassy of Peru in Germany Repatriates Assets that Belong to the Cultural Heritage of the Nation

87 cultural valuable assets part of the history and heritage the of the nation of Peru were repatriated from Germany

April 11th, 2024
Marina R. Ferrández Esclapez, News from Berlin
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At the end of last year, the Ministry of Culture of Peru managed to recover 4,600 pieces of the cultural heritage of that South American country, which were repatriated from Germany, the United States, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland, making it the largest recovery of cultural objects recorded to date in that country.

The Embassy of Peru in Germany proceeded to repatriate eighty-seven cultural assets of the Peruvian Cultural Heritage, among which were pottery, textiles and metalwork from the Chancay, Nazca, Mochica, Chimú, Tiahuanaco, Inca cultures, etc. All this was thanks to the efforts of the competent authorities and the cooperation of local authorities, including the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the German Federal Police.

The recovery has also been the product of the coordinated action of the competent entities that managed to stop auctions where Peruvian cultural goods were offered, as well as the decision of German citizens, who have voluntarily returned those goods that they had in their possession.

With these actions, the Embassy reinforces its cooperation with the competent German authorities, in order to continue the work of recovery and repatriation of cultural property. “Since 2019, Peru has managed to recover more than 7,000 pieces of its cultural heritage, establishing itself as an international benchmark in the fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property,” Foreign Minister González-Olaechea commented in a press release.


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