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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 07:54 AM
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Sweden returns skulls to Hawaii

Sweden has returned 22 skulls taken from indigenous cemeteries in Hawaii in the 19th Century, in a solemn ceremony at Stockholm's antiquities museum.

Museum director Lars Amreus said he hoped it would "fulfil the spiritual circle" of those whose graves had been violated by Swedish scientists.

Hawaiian delegates said the bones of their ancestors would now be re-buried "in the soil of their birth".

The Swedish government ordered the return of looted human remains in 2005.

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