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The ceramic pieces, believed to have been looted from archaeological sites or museum collections in those countries, were sold last year and were recovered after an investigation into the buyers and sellers, a police statement said. (Representational Image) (Pixabay)

Pre-Columbian artifacts auctioned in Brazil recovered by police

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 11:44 AM IST
Brazil's federal police seized three pre-Columbian archaeological pieces on Friday that had been auctioned at a Rio de Janeiro art galley, they said, adding they plan to return them to Ecuador and Colombia.
Karl Martin bought the jar at a car-boot sale with another pot for £4, was told of its antiquity by a colleague at the local auctioneers, Hansons.(Hansons Auctioneers)
Karl Martin bought the jar at a car-boot sale with another pot for £4, was told of its antiquity by a colleague at the local auctioneers, Hansons.(Hansons Auctioneers)

Toothbrush holder in bathroom turns out to be a jar from Indus Valley civilisation

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 07:44 PM IST
Antiquities expert James Brenchley said the object was an Indus Valley civilisation pottery jar dating back to 1900 BC.
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