Ancient golden monkey head returned to Peru

Published on December 12th, 2011 | by Admin

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A golden monkey head which was looted from a Moche tomb in 1987 has been returned to the Peruvian government.

US Attorney Charles Oberly’s office announced Thursday a gold monkey head, made by the Moche people around 300 AD, was stolen in 1987 by robbers raiding the royal tombs in northern Peru’s Sipan region looking for gold.

The monkey head ended up in the hands of a collector in Delaware who donated it to the Museum of New Mexico.

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Story: Frank Gerace, WDEL 1150AM | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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