Currently, the goods are “in the process of being packed” at the headquarters of the Mexican consulate in that city.
The Ministry of Culture of Mexico reported that a family living in Barcelona (Spain ) decided to return to the Latin American country some 2,000 archaeological pieces that it has in its possession.
In a press release, the institution indicated that this family, which decided to remain anonymous, delivered the goods to the Consulate of Mexico in Barcelona.
Currently , the pieces are “in the process of being packed” at the consulate headquarters, “under the advice of personnel from the Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)”, detailed the Ministry of Culture. In addition, the process for their return to Mexico is coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“This action is added to the work done by the Ministry of Culture and institutions of the Government of Mexico for the protection and safeguarding of the Mexican cultural heritage “, the Secretary of Culture, Alejandra Frausto, wrote on her Twitter account.
The institution that Frausto directs invited private collectors abroad who currently have in possession pieces that e are part of the heritage of Mexico, as well as auction houses, to “join the protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage, and restore them for study, conservation and dissemination “.
Remind these collectors and auction houses that these are “objects that testify to the identity and the memory of the original peoples of Mexico”.
Other parts in ItalyOn July 2, the Secretariats of Culture and Foreign Affairs reported that the Government of Italy returned 30 archaeological pieces to Mexico.