Sami Bones Found in Uppsala Catalogue

An old catalogue listing 57 Sami craniums and six Sami skeletons have been found in the university museum Gustavianum at Uppsala University.

"It means that we have most likely had them at one point in time. We probably won't find them all, though, just a fraction of them," egyptologist Geoffrey Metz told news agency TT.

The catalogue find is a part of the university's plan to reckon with its past and repatriate skeletons taken from the indigenous European people. He told Sami Radio that the majority of the bones will be returned to the Sami, although items taken from graves can be difficult to return because of their historical value, Metz said.