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Ancient human remains to return to Borneo

122 sets of human remains, discovered in a cave in Borneo and taken to the US for study, may find their way back home again soon. According to Sarawak Museum Department director Ipoi Datan, the process of acquiring all 122 skeletons taken from Niah Cave in Miri was done with cooperation

Germany returns looted artifacts to Afghanistan

This week Germany returned some ancient artifacts that were looted from Afghanistan's National Museum during their civil war. "This is a masterpiece ... I am optimistic that in the future we will get the other artefacts back," said Omara Khan Massoudi, the director of Afghanistan's National Museum, which housed the sculpture

Ancient golden monkey head returned to Peru

A golden monkey head which was looted from a Moche tomb in 1987 has been returned to the Peruvian government. US Attorney Charles Oberly's office announced Thursday a gold monkey head, made by the Moche people around 300 AD, was stolen in 1987 by robbers raiding the royal tombs in northern

Minneapolis museum to return looted vase

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has announced that it will be returning an ancient Greek vase back to Italy after discovering that it was a looted artifact. Officials at the Minneapolis museum had told the Times in 2005 that one of its six ancient vases, or kraters, appeared to match a photo seized

Singer Boy George returns stolen icon to Cyprus church

The singer Boy George has returned a lost icon to a Cyprus church that was stolen from the building 40 years ago. Apparently church officials spotted the item during a television interview with the pop star. Musician Boy George has agreed to return to the Church of Cyprus an icon

1,400 artifacts stolen from Native American graves returned to tribes

More than 1,400 artifacts stolen from the sacred sites and graves of Native Americans have been returned to several local tribes. “It saddens me to think my ancestors may have been lying in somebody’s basement,” said Jim SiJohn, an elder with the Spokane Tribe of Indians. “If we don’t honor our

Looted treasures return to Afghanistan

More than 1,500 looted artifacts have been returned to Afghanistan. They include a magnificent tall bronze bird. Nine-hundred years ago, its owner would have burned incense in the drawer that slots into its puffed chest. "We are really happy to have our objects back," says Mohammad Fahim Rahimi, who has been preparing

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