Artifacts taken from Mesa Verde are coming home

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Artifacts taken from Mesa Verde are coming home

Tribes welcome return of human remains, funeral objects removed in 1890s
Shortly after being discovered in the 1870s, the ruins and artifacts around what is now Mesa Verde National Park were subject to looting. This photo of Cliff Palace was taken in 1891 by Gustaf Nordenskiöld, a Swedish researcher who sent hundreds of items to Europe.

Artifacts taken from Mesa Verde are coming home

Shortly after being discovered in the 1870s, the ruins and artifacts around what is now Mesa Verde National Park were subject to looting. This photo of Cliff Palace was taken in 1891 by Gustaf Nordenskiöld, a Swedish researcher who sent hundreds of items to Europe.
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