The Tomb of Inca Rascar Capac has been uncovered and treasures taken out for study and display. It is making headlines everywhere, and the archaeological team, the Sanders-Hardiman expedition, that made the discovery is the center of attention.
Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls begins with a discussion about this news. Tintin is taking a train and on the journey, a fellow passenger sees Tintin reading an article about the expedition, and says nothing good will come of it. He says the ancients should be left undisturbed in their resting places, not have them violated by busybodies.