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The paleontologist Richard Leakey has called their removal a “sacrilege.” Kenyan villagers have said their theft led to crop failure and ailing livestock. It is little wonder, then, that the long, slender wooden East African memorial totems known as vigango are creating a spiritual crisis of sorts for American museums. Many want to return them, but are not finding that so easy.

Denver Museum to Return Totems to Kenyan Museum

The paleontologist Richard Leakey has called their removal a “sacrilege.” Kenyan villagers have said their theft led to crop failure and ailing livestock. It is little wonder, then, that the long, slender wooden East African memorial totems known as vigango are creating a spiritual crisis of sorts for American museums. Many want to return them, but are not finding that so easy.

Africa | Comb from the Yaka people of Congo; wood with a figure of a mother and a child | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

Africa | Comb from the Yaka people of Congo; wood with a figure of a mother and a child | ca. late 19th to early 20th century

The Temple of Hatshepsut - Senior Citizens tours 2  http://www.maydoumtravel.com/Egypt-Travel-and-Tour-Packages/4/0/

The Temple of Hatshepsut - Senior Citizens tours 2 http://www.maydoumtravel.com/Egypt-Travel-and-Tour-Packages/4/0/

Cluster of 35 ancient pyramids unearthed in Sudan (Photo: Photo copyright Vincent Francigny / SEDAU)

Cluster of 35 ancient pyramids unearthed in Sudan

Cluster of 35 ancient pyramids unearthed in Sudan (Photo: Photo copyright Vincent Francigny / SEDAU)

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