Yale and Peru have reopened talks over the future of artifacts from Machu Picchu, according to a report Tuesday evening by the Agence-France Presse.
Talks have stalled between the two parties since Peru first brought charges against Yale in Dec. 2008. Over the past month, Peru has increased pressure on Yale to return the relics. Peruvians marched to demand that Yale return the artifacts Friday in Lima and Cuzco. The nation also threatened to press criminal charges against the University and administrators on Oct. 26 but has yet to follow through.
The ongoing civil case awaits a decision in the U. S. District Court of Connecticut on Yale’s motion to dismiss the charges. Yale’s lawyers argued in a Jan. 8 motion that the case should be dismissed because a three-year statute of limitations period in which Peru could request the artifacts’ return had long expired.