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Fuerteventura seeks return of ancient relics 

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Fuerteventura is formally requesting the return of archaeological remains of the first settlers of the island.

The pieces include 22 vessels and skeletal remains of ancient “majos” that will go on show in the Insular Archaeological Museum.

The return request has been made to the Canary Museum of Gran Canaria and the Autonomous Organisation of Museums and Centres of Tenerife who have been safeguarding the series of archaeological remains from Fuerteventura for years.

President of Fuerteventura Cabildo, Marcial Morales said: “Once the works of the Insular Archaeological Museum in Betancuria have been com-pleted, we are asking accor-ding to the law that these pieces are returned so they are part of the early opening of the museum.”

The 22 vessels have a very detailed level of elaboration with a high historical value, as well as bone remains from burials of the ancient majos and a collection of 12 fragments of vessels and ceramics, among others.

“It is a decisive step so that throughout 2019 the opening and progressive start-up of the Archaeological Museum in Betancuria is a reality,” he added.