Mexico demands Sotheby's halt auction of artifacts

21 Mar 2013 3:57 PM | Anonymous

Mexico demands Sotheby's halt auction of artifacts

By MARK STEVENSON
Associated Press
 
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican government is demanding that Sotheby's auction house halt the planned sale of 51 pre-Columbian Mexican artifacts, arguing they are protected national historical pieces.

The National Institute of Anthropology and History said Wednesday that Mexico has sent a diplomatic note to the French government seeking assistance in heading off the auction scheduled in Paris for Friday and Saturday.


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