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Spanish police provided images of the looted treasures
Spanish police provided images of the looted treasures

Anthropomorphic containers, ancient ceramic bowls, mysterious instruments, jewelry and delicate painting tools belonging to the native Colombian cultures that collapsed in the 16th century, before the onslaught of Spanish invaders.

These were some of almost 700 items Spanish police confiscated from traffickers, which authorities in Madrid formally handed over to Colombia's ambassador this week, a decade after they were found. The items were given a pricetag of $7 million, but said to be of "incalculable worth," El Espectador and agencies reported.

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