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Sunday, May 20

Washington Post Ancient History Imperiled in Peru: "A recession and record unemployment have led some residents to become professional relic scavengers. Only a portion of the wealth hidden in tombs across the coastal desert has been discovered. One piece of ancient pottery can fetch $50, more than a month's salary for day laborers, from black-market dealers who then sell the pieces for several times that price to Peruvian or foreign collectors." True, true.



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