Mexico denounces the “looting” of its heritage after a sale in Paris

Screenshot of the twitter feed of the Mexican government secretary of culture. CULTURA_MX The mobilization of five Latin American countries was not enough. Wednesday November 10 in Paris, 139 pieces of pre-Columbian and Taino art were put on sale by the Christie’s house. The day before, the joint press release from the embassies of Colombia, … Read more

Sale of plaques to tattoo detainees in Auschwitz blocked by Israeli justice

In the catalog of the Tzolman auction house in Jerusalem, this tattoo lot is described as “a shocking and extremely rare museum object of unprecedented historical significance.” RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS Israeli justice blocked, Wednesday, November 3, the auction of metal needle plates used by the Nazis to tattoo prisoners in the concentration camp of … Read more

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