Stella number from the Beatrice Necros archaeological site in Baton Rouge (250 BC-900 AD), a classic Maya period to be auctioned in France in September 2019. The piece of 9 was recovered by officials of the Ministry of Culture. And the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two ministries said in a statement that the recovery of pre-Hispanic Guatemala territory had been achieved after joint efforts.
The request for the leaflet, issued by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, was transferred by Minex to the Embassy of Guatemala in France, where he was responsible for the relevant procedures before French authorities, international organizations and the auction center.
He added, “Due to the interest created in the heritage value of the archaeological site, the owners of the pre-Hispanic property of great value to Guatemala and the event organizers announced their retirement, which is the first step in the recovery process.”
Thereafter, the document states that negotiations for the voluntary transfer of the property began and a positive response to the return request was received last July.
Minex and Cultura y Deportes Detail of the Mayan Fragments’ public event took place at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris, France, where “respect, good faith, cultural heritage and solidarity and cooperation in support of ancestral Guatemalan culture were expressed. “
The document states that the Mayan piece will be sent back to Guatemala for display in the National Museum of Archeology and Ethnology in the coming months.
The Ministry of Culture thanked UNESCO and UNESCO Guatemala for their efforts in allowing the restoration of this pre-Hispanic archeological site.