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Easter Island delegation heads to British Museum to lobby for statue return

11 November, 2018 6:41 pm 6:41 pm

(Reuters) – A delegation from Easter Island will arrive in London next week to seek the return from the British Museum of one of the native Polynesians’ emblematic statues. The seven-foot (2.13 m) tall basalt figure, known as “Hoa Hakananai’a,” meaning “lost or stolen friend” in the local language, was among 900 statues or “Moai,” … Read More