Tuesday, May 17, 2011

US Officials Returned Artifacts to Indonesia

Officials in the United States hand over five Dayak hand carved 18th and 19th century Human Skulls to the Indonesian Consulate in New York.

According to The Wall Street Journal, those decorated Human Skulls raised suspicion when they arrived at a mail facility in Newark, New Jersey, last summer.
They were delivered from Bali, declared at a value of less than US$ 5, but  later, U.S. investigators determined the artifacts are actually worth US$ 3,000 to US$ 5,000 each.

This is a very good news. I hope that other countries would also be willing to return illegal artifacts to Indonesia.

6 comments:

colson said...

... to Indonesia and other countries. The other day similar hand carved skulls ( if you would ask me: weird to collect these items in the first place) have been returned to the Maori of New Zealand.

Multibrand said...

Hi Colson,
Just imagining that they were skulls of a dead man makes me feel creepy.

triesti said...

you know, in tibetan tradition they use skull covered in precious metal (I think it was gold) in their buddhist ceremony.. go figure...

Multibrand said...

Hi Triesti,
It seems that other countries are also using skulls for ceremony.

r10 said...

jauh sekali perkiraan harga awal $5 dengan perkiraan akhir $3000

Multibrand said...

R10,
Segala suatu dilakukan untuk mendapat untung.