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Mexico to receive archaeological objects,oil paintings from Sweden


Mexico to receive archaeological objects,oil paintings from Sweden

Mexico City, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Sweden returned 43 pieces to Mexico, including 39 archaeological objects of the nation and four of recent manufacture, including five oil paintings from the XVII century, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) reported today.
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The set of pieces was handed over voluntarily by Swedish citizens Katja Silva-Leander and Sebastian Silva-Leander, according to a note from the Ministry of Culture, which said that the delivery took place in a ceremony at the Mexican Embassy in Sweden with Ambassador Francisco del Rio who received them.

The diplomat thanked the Silva-Leander family for their initiative to give Mexico these significant works and reaffirmed the commitment of the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs to recover and protect the nation’s archeological and historical heritage.

For their part, the Silva Leander brothers explained that the pieces, including those of an archaeological and historical nature, had been in the possession of their mother, Dr. Birgitta Leander, since the 1950s.


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