July 28, 2022

New Mexico museum foundation returns Indigenous artifacts to Mexican government

Author: Associated Press

Small, ancient sculptures that have been held in a storage box in Albuquerque are returning home to Mexico. The dozen items were given to the Mexican government in a ceremony Wednesday in New Mexico.
The Olmec greenstone sculptures, Zacatecas figure and other objects are intertwined with the identity of Indigenous communities.
Private donors gave the artifacts to the Albuquerque Museum Foundation in 2007. The Foundation recently began looking into their origins. Mexican officials say these piece...