German Court Orders Stolen Pre-Colombian Art Returned to Mexico

30 Nov 2015 8:25 AM | Anonymous

German Court Orders

Published 28 November 2015

Two pieces of art, valued at US$53,000, were found to have been stolen from an archaelogical site in Mexico.

A civil court in Munich ordered a Costa Rican art merchant living in Germany to return two pieces of pre-Colombian art to Mexico, after finding they had been acquired illegally.  

A witness declared that art dealer Leonardo Patterson told him a tomb raider stole the works from a Mexican archeological site in El Manati, a sacred place of the Olmec people, and that he then acquired them from a dealer.

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