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"Illegally imported Mayan artifacts being returned to Guatemala"

Illegally imported Mayan artifacts being returned to Guatemala
trefwoorden: Maya - artefacts - Guatemala
The U.S. government has announced that a collection of illegally-imported Mayan artifacts will be returned to Guatemala.
The items had survived the September 2001 terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center in New York.
U.S. officials announced that a settlement had been reached with the two people who had brought the artifacts into the United States from Guatemala in 1998. That same year, the U.S. Customs Service seized the artifacts after determining they had been removed from Guatemala illegally. The artifacts were then stored in a vault at Customs' office inside the World Trade Center complex.
Lees verder in de Washington File (12 juni 2003)