Belize Demands Treasure Hunters Return its Mayan Crystal Skull

10 Dec 2012 8:55 AM | Anonymous

Belize Demands Treasure Hunters Return its Mayan Crystal Skull
By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN
    

     CHICAGO (CN) - Belize claims LucasFilm and Disney profited from an ancient Mayan crystal skull looted from an archaeological site in 1924 and used as the basis for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull;" it wants money and it wants the skull.
     Jamie Awe, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Archeology of Belize, sued William Homann, the Estates of Anna and F.A. Mitchell-Hedges, LucasFilm, Walt Disney Co., and Paramount Pictures, in Federal Court.
     The museum director claims Mitchell-Hedges and his daughter looted the artifact from the temple of Lubaantun in 1924.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/12/10/52959.htm

 

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