Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Mexico Returns Ancient Sculpture To Nigeria


On Tuesday, the Mexican government delivered an ancient bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport as its buyer tried to bring it into this country.
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The sculpture, from the 6th century Ile-Ife, shows a man wearing woven pants and a hat, sitting with his legs crossed and holding an instrument.
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Specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History determined that it was a piece of Yoruba origin. It was also determined that it had been illegally exported.
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According to the Government of Mexico official website, the customs authorities of the International Airport of Mexico City detected it when its buyer tried to introduce it to the country.

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