The Netherlands successfully returned over 200 pre-columbian and pre-Hispanic items to Mexico! 🥳
Our something borrowed/stolen this week, is yet another successful case of repatriation.
This time, though, we’re talking about the Netherlands and Mexico. So this past week, the Netherlands returned 223 pre-Hispanic and pre-Columbian artifacts to Mexico.
The items that were returned from the Netherlands span the time periods of the Mesoamerican Pre-classic period all the way to the Post-classic period. So that’s a big f***in’ time span!
And these items are also from a wide range of areas in Mexico and a wide range of cultures. The return of these items is part of a larger issue where pre-Hispanic and pre-Columbian artifacts are being illicitly trafficked around the world.