Thursday, September 28, 2023

They announce the repatriation of 1,294 Mexican archaeological pieces from California, USA

Within the framework of cooperation and friendship between Mexico and the United States, especially California, and with excellent collaboration with the County of San Bernardino, it was formalized on September 15, 2023 at the facilities of the San Bernardino County Museum (MCSB). , the delivery of 1,294 pre-Columbian archaeological pieces from the various cultures of ancient Mexico that will be repatriated to the Mexican nation through diplomatic channels in the coming days.

This success is the result of coordinated work between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture of the Mexican Government, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and the MCSB was thanks to the efforts of the Director and Deputy Director David Myers and Tamara Serrao-Leiva possible.

The handover takes place within the guidelines, mission and ethics of the MCSB, whose archaeological pieces were received by the Consul of Mexico, Itzel de León Villard, which is a great recognition for the county and museum authorities in accordance with the national guidelines for restoration of cultural heritage represents assets.

The collection includes various items of general and ceremonial use, statuettes, vessels, necklaces, bracelets, ceramic and copper bells, remains of burials, wind musical instruments, various work tools, items used in the manufacture of clothing, arrowheads and much more.

The event took place on September 15, 2023, a date that coincides with two notable events: the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, which celebrates the successive contributions of the Spanish-speaking community to U.S. society and history, and the commemoration in Mexico, the historic cry for independence, which in 1810 marked the beginning of the achievement that culminated in 1821 with the birth of independent Mexico, exactly 203 years ago.

With actions like this, we follow efforts to combat the illegal trade in cultural objects and to repatriate cultural objects that are part of the national cultural heritage and found illegally abroad. #MyHeritageNotSold.

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