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08:30 Casa Concha’s first, second floors suitable to house Machu Picchu artifacts
 
Lima, Jan. 08 (ANDINA). Yale University’s committee, established to return Machu Picchu artifacts to Cusco, highlighted that first and second floors at Casa Concha’s main courtyard are suitable to house the 363 pieces, said architect Jorge Antonio Cano, responsible for restoration and preservation of the building.
Casa Concha, located in the city of Cusco. Photo:ANDINA/Percy Hurtado
Casa Concha, located in the city of Cusco. Photo:ANDINA/Percy Hurtado
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He pointed out that archeologist Richard Burger and the rest of commissioners returned to their country impressed by the facilities they visited. 15 of 45 compartments would be perfect to showcase the relics.

According to Cano, the manor house in the heart of Cusco Casa Concha) will be presented in late January and; the first compartment, located at the entrance of the property at Santa Catalina street, will be named Hiram Bingham.

Other rooms, like a chapel, will be turned into auditoriums and thematic spaces. Moreover, a museum will be built in the rest of the area to display several objects.

“This house was always intended to be a cultural center (…) Now, it’ll be the temporary museum of Machu Picchu pieces,” the architect stated.

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Date: 08/01/2011
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