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Ancient Olmec Carving Returned to Mexico

In May, an enormous 2,000 year-old Olmec stone sculpture was returned to Mexico after decades in the U.S. The Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) (National Anthropology and History Institute) announced that…

Two San Diego Collectors Surrendered 65 Archaeological Objects to Mexico

Historic Artefacts Returned to Mexico

The Mexican government claims that more than 5,000 historical antique items from Mexico have been retrieved in the last few years. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has set the repatriation of ancient cultural objects from Mexico as a focus of his administration. His campaign is called “My Heritage is Not for Sale,” and, as a result, the Mexican government is continually requesting the return of artefacts from collectors and museums, and has…