U.S. returns more than 4,000 stolen antiquities to Mexico

25 Oct 2012 10:06 PM | Anonymous

U.S. returns more than 4,000 stolen antiquities to Mexico

The recovery of the items, which include statues, hatchets and pottery, came about in different ways, according to information from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

In a Montana case, Homeland Security special agents kept tabs on an art dealer who had paid members of the Tarahumara, a tribe in northwestern Mexico, to rob items from ancestral burial caves in Chihuahua’s Copper Canyon area. The idea was to consign the items in a local gallery.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/10/us-returns-4000-plus-stolen-and-looted-antiquities-to-mexico.html

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