INAH reports to the FGR the sale of 74 archaeological pieces in Germany

Mexico.- The Ministry of Culture and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), asked this Monday at Society Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger, located in Munich, Germany, suspend the auction of 74 pieces from Mexican cultures and therefore constitute part of the national heritage.

Through a statement, the authority reported that the corresponding complaint has already been filed with the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), and the corresponding procedures have been initiated to contact the agency after having identified the pieces.

“Alejandra Frausto Guerrero, sent a letter to the Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger Society informing that the INAH made an opinion on archeology through which 74 archaeological pieces were identified in the auction catalog that are property of the Mexican nation, in accordance with the Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological, Artistic and Historical Zones “, INAH mentions in a statement.

He explained that the sale of these pieces constitutes a crime under Mexican law, as well as that it encourages and contributes to trafficking and organized transnational crime.

Given this, the head of Mexican cultural policy requested that the necessary measures and actions be carried out to owe the sale of said pieces for their recovery.

All this in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the measures to be adopted to prevent the import, export and transfer of illicit ownership of cultural property of 1970, as well as the 1934 law that provides for the prohibition of this type of parts.

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For its part, the government of Mexico reiterated its commitment to protect, preserve the diversity and memory of the country’s cultural heritages.

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