Spain Returns Pre-Columbian Artifacts to Colombia Reply

Precolombian art returned

Colombia–Spain’s government returned 691 pre-Columbian artifacts covering 3,000 years of history to Colombia on Tuesday after Spain recovered them in a 2003 trafficking ring bust, Colombian media reported on Tuesday. The majority of the pieces recovered in the collection were ceramics with human or animal forms, funeral jars, and vases with geometric drawings. There were also some artifacts such as necklaces made of crystals and other precious stones, according to Semana news magazine. Madrid’s Museum of the Americas has been caring for and restoring the pre-Columbian collection that represents all the Colombian ancestral cultures in artifacts spanning from 1400 BC to 1700 BC.


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