Mummified Maori head to be returned to New Zealand
Published on May 9th, 2011 | by Admin0
Until 1996, it had been on public display alongside the museum’s prehistoric collection, said museum director Sebastien Minchin.
“As was done at the time, they compared the ‘savage’ from the other side of the world with our local cavemen,” he told the Associated Press news agency.
It is thought to be one of some 15 similar relics in French possession and one of about 500 around the world.
Story: BBC News | Photo: AFP