Error: 3002 Source: GeoIP.asp line 56: File could not be opened. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement repatriates pre-Columbian bowl to Belize
The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 Sunday, November 23, 2014


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement repatriates pre-Columbian bowl to Belize
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Belize's history is rich. Nearly 75 attendees gathered at the Embassy of Belize this past weekend to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the country's independence from England. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) added to the celebration by returning a piece of history – a pre-Columbian feasting bowl, common to northern Belize – to the Belizean government.

The z-angle pre-Columbian feasting bowl was created by Mayan Indians. It is nearly 1800 years old, dating back to 200 to 600 AD and was likely looted from a grave.

"Artifacts like this represent the people of Belize and the region's ancient cultural history," said Carlos Maza, deputy assistant director for ICE's Homeland Security Investigations' (HSI) Office of International Affairs. "The bowl is precisely the type of treasure that ICE's Cultural Property Art and Antiquities Program was established to identify, investigate and return to its rightful owners."

ICE HSI special agents working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recovered the bowl after conducting a search warrant on a residence in Santa Fe, N.M. This is the second time, in recent years, that ICE has returned seized cultural property to the people of Belize. In July 2006, ICE returned a collection of 39 Mayan artifacts to the Government of Belize.

Since 2007, ICE has returned more than 2,500 artifacts to more than 22 countries and private individuals.

Belize | 30th anniversary |




Today's News

September 16, 2011

Masterpieces by the giants of the Antwerp School on view at the Hermitage Amsterdam

Israeli lifeguard Avi Afia rescues sunken treasure from the Mediterranean sea near Tel Aviv

Unseen works alongside rare, vintage dye-transfer prints by Ernst Haas at Atlas Gallery

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive unveils plans for new facility designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen announces new findings on Van Meegeren's forgeries

New site-specific installation by David Byrne "Tight Spot" exhibited by The Pace Gallery

Bortolami Gallery presents Richard Aldrich's second solo show with the gallery

Ludwig Museum exhibition expands the scope of earlier shows on Photorealism

Guernsey's Auction House presents unprecedented Rock & Roll auction of remarkable items

Shortlist announced for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Keno Auctions offers rare silver from Estate of master silversmith Hans Christensen

Seattle Art Museum announces Jenny Heishman as 2011 Betty Bowen award winner

After 80+ years in same family, Taos school artwork appraised for $200K-$400K; to be auctioned

Frick Art Reference Library photo archive records now accessible online

Exceptional masterpiece by Boris Kustodiev for sale at MacDougall's Russian Art Auctions

Significant support secures Sickert for Wales

Smithsonian Institution Archives launches a new website

Smithsonian announces Archives of American Art medal recipients

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement repatriates pre-Columbian bowl to Belize

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site