Easter Islanders hope to swap a copy for iconic statue in British Museum — The Archaeology News Network

For 150 years, the British Museum has housed one of the iconic, heavy-browed stone figures that Chile’s Easter Island is famous for. Now the islanders are hoping desperately to get it back. They plan to build a copy of the four-ton monolith and, potentially swap it for the real thing. On November 23, a committee…

This will be an interesting case to follow, many such repatriation stories have been popping up in the last few years. I may very well cover a few of them in another article, highlighting the arguments for and against repatriation of cultural objects and remains.

What are your thoughts?

via Easter Islanders hope to swap a copy for iconic statue in British Museum — The Archaeology News Network

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