Posted 28 November, 2013 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Maya Archaeological recover Panel

La pieza Arqueologica es un panel tallado en piedra caliza del perido clásico (250-900 d.c.)

The archaeological piece is a carved limestone panel, from Lowland, Guatemala, archaeological site of La Corona, Petén.

This day, Department of Prevention and Control of Illicit Traffic of Cultural Property, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, you are making a Mayan archaeological piece recovered and repatriated in San Francisco, California, U.S., which dates from the Classic Period (250 – 900 d. C).

The archaeological piece, is a carved limestone panel, from Lowland, Archaeological Site La Corona, located in Petén, Guatemala. Integrates two vertical columns with three cartridges Glyphs, which are raised.

In 2011, knowledge of the existence of an archaeological panel that was part of the collection of a U.S. citizen who used to collect goods prehispanic cultures of America had, whose collection formed between the time of the year 1960 and 1970.

On the death of the owner of the collection, the same was handed over to an auction house, that sought to commercialize, However thanks to the intervention of a knowledgeable person of archaeological value and origin of the piece as Guatemalan, suggested returning it to its rightful owner, the State of Guatemala.

The recovery process was coordinated by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be held as voluntary surrender by the holder to the Consulate of Guatemala in San Francisco County City, California, USA; where he remained until he could find funding to repatriate.

In recent 10 years old, the Ministry has made recoveries at national and international level, over 10 thousand 500 Parts, most are archaeological objects, one religious minority goods and other goods, Eduardo Hernández reported, Head of Prevention and Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property.

The MCD thus fulfills its constitutional obligation and administrative function of protection of cultural heritage, established in the Constitution of the Republic and ordinary laws, specifically in regard to the recovery, repatriation and restitution to the State of stolen or illegally exported cultural property.

The piece will be on display at the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology MUNAE, located in 6th. Calle y 7ª. By. Lounge no. 5, Finca La Aurora, area 13. Are invited to the Guatemalan population to visit the museum to appreciate this piece and all the museum's collection, in schedule from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a 17:00 Hrs.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports