Germany returns artefacts plundered from Alaskan graves


Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation president Hermann Parzinger (right) and Mr John Johnson from Chugach Alaska Corp holding a wooden object from Berlin's Ethnological Museum during a restitution ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday.

Germany has returned nine artefacts belonging to the indigenous people in Alaska, after determining that they were plundered from graves.

The foundation oversees museums in the German capital. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2018, with the headline 'Germany returns artefacts plundered from Alaskan graves'. Print Edition | Subscribe