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Nov 26, 2013

Invaluable piece of Mayan History returned to the jewel

An invaluable piece of Mayan history has been returned to Belize, following diligent work by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in tracking down an olden stone artifact which had been stolen from the Lubaantun Archaeological Site by a university student.  On Tuesday, FBI agents surrendered the object to Ambassador Nestor Mendez at the Embassy of Belize in Washington, D.C.  The item was reportedly taken during a field trip to the site.  Upon learning that the stone was in the possession of the student, university authorities immediately notified the FBI, who subsequently retrieved it.  Earlier this year, an MOU between Belize and the United States guaranteed that confiscated archaeological objects would be returned to Belizean authorities.  While the names of the university and the student have been withheld, it remains unclear whether any fines or penalties will be brought against that individual.

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1 Response for “Invaluable piece of Mayan History returned to the jewel”

  1. history minded says:

    Why should the University and the name be withheld???

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