The country’s collection of unique relics, which tells the story of this nation’s history, just got a litte larger, as two artefacts were safetly repatriated to these shores.
These important artefacts were unveiled at a ceremony held at the Curator’s House yesterday, Monday 5th June, 2022.
The artefacts were recover. by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States and were handed over to this country’s Embassy in the U.S.
The National Trust was then able to work with the Embassy to have the artefacts returned.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony was the Chairperson of the Vincent and the Grenathnes National Trust Deirdre Myers, who said the artefacts, one made of basalt and the other from conch are special tools called Addis which were used for crafting a wide variety of items.
Myers said the artefacts are an important connection to this country’s past and origins and deserve to be prnserved.
Delivering the feature address was Prime Minister Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, who said evidence suggests that the recovered artefacts date back thousands of years.
The Prime Minister called on organizations such as the National Trust as well as local historians to continue to unearth and document this country’s history.
The two artefacts are expected to be on display at the Carnegie Builthng (Old Public Library) where several important pieces from this county’s past are located.