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[BKARTS] Rare books missing from former Inca capital

Rare books missing from former Inca capital

18.06.2004 10.20 am
About 100 books - including two priceless colonial-era tomes about Spanish
conquistadors and the colonisation of the Incas - are missing from a public library
in the former Inca capital of Cuzco.
Artefacts ranging from thousand-year-old textiles and ceramics to colonial-era
religious paintings are often smuggled out of Peru.
The problem is exacerbated by underfunded or lax local security responsible for
guarding an immense wealth of antiquities and by the appetites of unscrupulous
collectors in Europe and the United States.




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