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(CNN)   Ancient Mayan artifact to be returned by private collector to its rightful homeland, curse to be lifted any minute now   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-10-26 1:26:20 PM  
As long as it's not a stone chest filled with Aztec gold, we should be fine.
 
2021-10-26 1:28:18 PM  
Greg Brady seen waxing up his surfboard for the first time in years.
 
2021-10-26 1:49:30 PM  
Good.

This kind of thing needs to happen more often.
 
2021-10-26 1:49:49 PM  
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/inconsolable
 
2021-10-26 1:51:04 PM  
Wasn't this the pilot of Warehouse 13?
 
2021-10-26 1:52:44 PM  
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/RIP Aunt Jemima Artifact
 
2021-10-26 1:53:35 PM  
Considering all of America is an ancient Native American burial ground, we still have about 4,762 curses to lift.
 
2021-10-26 1:53:38 PM  
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2021-10-26 1:54:44 PM  
Maybe it liked being with the private collector.  Nice place on a shelf.  Indoors.  Lots of attention.

Goes back to Mayaland.  Well, where are the Mayans?  Seriously?  This?  School kids on Tuesday?  That private collector used to have orgies in his science room.  Not great but more entertaining than some kids saying "And adult made that?  I can crank that out in a 3d printer in 5 minutes."  I got priest blood on me, kid.
 
2021-10-26 1:58:55 PM  
Does this mean we can live past 2020 now?

:)
 
2021-10-26 1:59:18 PM  

ketkarsa: Considering all of America is an ancient Native American burial ground, we still have about 4,762 curses to lift.


The curse is on them.  They still need to submit paperwork to the county zoning commissions to get the places legally certified as ancient burial grounds.
 
2021-10-26 2:01:00 PM  
The stone carving's return to Guatemala comes at a time of wider reckoning for museums, galleries and other institutions. In recent years, several such institutions have taken steps to repatriate historical objects to their places of origin -- Cambridge University is set to return a Benin bronze looted during British colonial rule to Nigeria this week, while the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced earlier this year it was returning three treasures of African art to Nigeria as well.

The Acropolis Museum in Athens and the National Museum in Iraq looking at the British Museum right now:

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2021-10-26 2:02:09 PM  
What the artifact may look like.
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2021-10-26 2:02:47 PM  
 
2021-10-26 2:05:19 PM  
That's my tiki!
 
2021-10-26 2:06:51 PM  
Has Trump turned to ash yet?
 
2021-10-26 2:13:01 PM  
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2021-10-26 2:14:31 PM  

dittybopper: That's my tiki!


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2021-10-26 2:18:53 PM  
I have been listening to the Great Courses on audiobook free through my library on the Libby app. I recently finished Lost Civilizations of South America. Lecturer was great and so much interesting information. One thing that really stuck out to me was the drugs. These cats, or at least the shaman, we're tripping balls very often. Mescaline, shrooms, ayahuasca and more. I would recommend the series, and low dose psychedelics to anyone.
 
2021-10-26 2:20:54 PM  
What about the giant golden condor plane? Do the kids get to keep that one?
 
2021-10-26 2:32:28 PM  

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/inconsolable


As a brown person whose people and culture were constantly exploited for the amusement and pleasure of white folk, that movie disturbed me. That artifact was clearly very incredibly important to that people so much that they went to great lengths to protect it, but then a pompous white guy comes in saying "IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM"

No you farking idiot, it belongs with its people.
 
2021-10-26 2:37:31 PM  
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2021-10-26 2:43:07 PM  
This is good news.

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For Maya.
 
2021-10-26 3:00:19 PM  
They sent it back to the British Museum?
 
2021-10-26 3:04:43 PM  

ng2810: WordsnCollision: [Fark user image image 220x139]

/inconsolable

As a brown person whose people and culture were constantly exploited for the amusement and pleasure of white folk, that movie disturbed me. That artifact was clearly very incredibly important to that people so much that they went to great lengths to protect it, but then a pompous white guy comes in saying "IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM"

No you farking idiot, it belongs with its people.


And if they then choose to place it in a museum, that's fine.

If THEY choose.

I'd like to see indigenous people getting some sweet Federal grant money to house and display their own artifacts in a manner of their choosing. I have seen one or two displays of such artifacts, and they are quite different from the standard museum fare.
 
2021-10-26 3:13:04 PM  
Returned to the rightful owners.

Descendants of the Conquistadors that wiped out 95% of the native population.

Sounds about right for Western work.
 
2021-10-26 4:35:15 PM  
Sometimes it feels like the USA is cursed. It's almost as if the entire country was built atop ancient Indian burial grounds.
 
2021-10-26 5:30:04 PM  

ketkarsa: Considering all of America is an ancient Native American burial ground, we still have about 4,762 curses to lift.


Under 5,000?
For all of America?

That's... low.
 
2021-10-26 7:17:17 PM  
But it comes with a free frogurt.
 
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