Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Turkish adviser warns US forces may stay in Syria

Read more

THE DEBATE

Has Merkel still got it ?

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Paradisia, Björk & Robbie Williams

Read more

FOCUS

From ecological disaster to small miracle in Mauritania

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Ukraine's deputy PM on Kiev's EU ambitions, corruption and Russian influence

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

A journalist murdered: Europe's media freedom under threat

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Top psychiatrist: Trump's 'mental impairment' poses danger to world

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Hammond teases UK budget with homebuilding, driverless cars

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

The 'Blame Game' has begun in Germany

Read more

Culture

French parliament votes to return Maori artifacts to New Zealand

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-05-04

The French parliament voted Tuesday to return over a dozen tattooed, mummified Maori warrior heads to New Zealand, bringing years of debate over their restitution to an end.

AFP - The French parliament on Tuesday voted to return around 15 tattooed and mummified heads of Maori warriors to New Zealand, ending years of debate over the restitution of the human remains.
   
The warrior heads are stored in several French museums, including seven or eight at Paris' Quai Branly, home to a big collection of tribal art set up by ex-president Jacques Chirac.
   
Only eight lawmakers in the 570-seat National Assembly voted against the measure that would remove the warrior heads from the permanent collections of several museums.
 

Photo credit: Nickmard

 

Date created : 2010-05-04

  • ART

    Degas painting vanishes from museum in Marseille

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    No Mona Lisa, no Venus de Milo, foreign press groans as museum strike holds

    Read more

COMMENT(S)