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Officials in NYC return artifacts to Indonesia

Officials in NYC return artifacts to Indonesia

Five hand-carved, 18th- and 19th-century human skulls have been returned to Indonesian officials at a New York ceremony.
The decorated skulls from the Dayak tribe raised suspicion when they arrived at a mail facility in Newark, New Jersey, last summer.
They had been shipped from Bali, Indonesia, with a declared value of less than $5. U.S. investigators determined the artifacts are actually worth $3,000 to $5,000 each.
Officials planned to ship them back immediately. The ceremony was held at the Indonesian Consulate.
The investigation into the origin of the skulls is continuing.


Updated : 2021-01-26 10:26 GMT+08:00