Germany will return more than 70 pre-Hispanic pieces to Mexico

  • The archaeological pieces come from the Gulf Coast of Mexico, in the Huastec style, made during the Classic and Postclassic Mesoamerican periods, between 300-1500 AD

Anthropomorphic figurines, winches (one of them painted with chapopote), fragments of zoomorphic figurines, yews, seals, circular earflaps, a vessel with a moldboard and a conical hollow vessel support.

These are some of the 74 pre-Hispanic pieces that Germany will return to Mexico and that will be delivered tomorrow, November 23, in a ceremony that will be held at the Mexican Embassy in the European country.

Francisco Quiroga, ambassador of Mexico in Germany, and David Esquivel, attaché for Historical-Cultural Heritage, reported the above in an interview and highlighted that the management was carried out before the Museum of the City of Salzgitter Schloss Salder and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

The diplomats highlighted that the archaeological pieces come from the Gulf Coast of Mexico, in the Huastec style, made during the Classic and Postclassic Mesoamerican periods, between 300-1500 AD

In addition, efforts were made to restore a piece that could be seized at Leipzig airport: a stone bowl made of igneous rock during 2500-1521 AD,” added Quiroga.

In the current administration, more than 13 thousand cultural assets of various types have been recovered. In this case, we are receiving 75 pieces. We have already repatriated a total of 115 objects, if we add the 40 from last March,” said the ambassador.