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– I am someone’s history. Returning ancient artifacts to their rightful home

The Rosetta Stone, the Kohinoor Diamond, the sculptures in the Parthenon of Greece known as the Elgin Marbles are all dazzling objects that carry the history of early civilizations.

But these objects were also taken by the colonizers and still remain on display in museum galleries far from their homes.

In recent years, museums around the world have taken stock of the looted treasures they have preserved and benefited from.

Now, a small museum in Nashville, Tennessee is returning ancient objects excavated in Mexico.

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The Rosetta Stone, the Kohinoor Diamond, the sculptures in the Parthenon of Greece known as the Elgin Marbles are all dazzling objects that carry the history of early civilizations.

But these objects were also taken by the colonizers and still remain on display in museum galleries far from their homes.

In recent years, museums around the world have taken stock of the looted treasures they have preserved and benefited from.

Now, a small museum in Nashville, Tennessee is returning ancient objects excavated in Mexico.

For unsponsored episodes of Think about this, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Email us at (email protected).

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