Restitution of a 2,500-year-old piece of cultural property to Peru

The Federal Office of Culture (FOC) delivered a significant archaeological piece of cultural property today to the Embassy of Peru in Switzerland. The piece, a stone head weighing almost 200 kg from the Chavín culture, was confiscated as part of cantonal criminal proceedings. The restitution took place at Basel-Weil am Rhein customs office in the context of the implementation of the Federal Act on the International Transfer of Cultural Property (CPTA).

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Last modification 08.02.2023

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