Thursday, 25 January 2018

Ancient Colombian Treasure - Quimbaya collection

A decade-long legal battle may culminate this year in forcing Spain to return the Quimbaya collection to Colombia. The collection, consisting of 122 gold and burial pieces, has been in Spanish hands since the late 19th century. Colombians have been clamoring for the restitution of the treasure. Madrid has continued to hold onto the collection, which is on display in the capital's Museo de América.
The 122 pieces in Madrid apparently constitute just a part of the original treasure, and the Academy's research shows that other items are in the Field Museum in Chicago. Once the Madrid collection is back, recovering the pieces from Chicago will be the next challenge.