Pre-hispanic archaeological treasure seized in Spain returns to Colombia

02 Sep 2014 4:45 PM | Anonymous

Pre-hispanic archaeological treasure seized in Spain returns to Colombia

     
Gonzalo Dominguez Loeda Sept. 2, 2014

Bogota, Sep 2 (EFE).- Colombian officials have presented to the public 50 out of 691 archaeological pieces which were seized by Spanish police from drug traffickers 11 years ago in an anti-narcotics operation.

The artifacts were returned to the South American country after almost a decade of study and cataloguing in the Museum of the Americas in Madrid.

In a ceremony on Monday attended by officials of both countries, Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin said that "words are not enough" to describe the items which belong to several pre-Colombian cultures and produced over a period of ten centuries.