Connect with us

Local News

Indigenous artefacts return home after decades in Israel museum | Magnet

Published

on


Each stone artefact laid on the table told its own story.

A grindstone bore the red and yellow marks of ochre used for ceremony or art.

Stone axe heads showed signs of hafting – when their owners attached handles to them so they could be used to cut down trees.

They were among 1800 items formally returned to Indigenous communities by the Israel Museum on Tuesday morning, after decades in the institution’s collection.

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in Canberra received the items during a formal handover, and will temporarily house the artefacts before they return to communities.

It is the first handover of Aboriginal cultural heritage items from the Middle East to Indigenous peoples.

The artefacts,…



Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

You might also like ...

Cliff rescue underway near Point Perpendicular at Jervis Bay for injured rock climber | South Coast Register
Australian Wildlife Sanctuary at Bargo reopens after 2019 bushfires devastation