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NOTE: News broke this week that the last batch of artifacts taken from Machu Picchu by an American archaeologist who rediscovered the Inca city has been returned to Peru by Yale University. Check out this archive edition of On Point to hear more about it:

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It’s just a matter of days now, and Indiana Jones is back in a theater near you.

Harrison Ford, the leather jacket, the bullwhip, the fedora — 27 years after “Raiders of the Lost Ark” they’re practically archeological artifacts themselves. But who cares? Everybody wants to get back to snakes and jungle and desert and adventure.

At Yale, where the new film, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” opens in ivy splendor, that story — a true story — has never gone away. In fact, it’s hot.

This hour, On Point: Bull whips everyone. We’ve got real-life derring-do, and the return of Indiana Jones.

Guests:

Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe.

Roger Atwood, a contributing editor at Archaeology magazine and author of “Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World.”

Andrew Mangino, editor in chief of The Yale Daily News, he will be a senior next fall majoring in political science and history.

Christopher Heaney, a 2003 Yale graduate, he lived and studied on a Fulbright scholarship in Cusco, Peru, from 2005-2006, and is writing a book on Hiram Bingham III and Machu Picchu to be published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Barbara Shailor, deputy provost for the arts at Yale University.

Eliane Karp-Toledo, first lady of Peru from 2001-2006, she is an anthropologist and currently a visiting lecturer at Stanford University.

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