Sweden hands back Aborigine Skeletons
Sweden handed back the remains of several Aborigines to a delegation from Australia Monday, almost a century after they were taken from the country by scientists.
The skeletons were stolen from graves and brought to Sweden by racial scientists, who wanted to discover if their theories that the Aborigines were descendants of Neanderthal were true. Anders Björklund from the Museum of Ethnography told Swedish news agency TT that ”what out ancestors did can never be justified, but it can be rectified”.
A delegation from Australia was here to collect the human remains, and said that Sweden was setting a good example by returning the skeletons, adding that many other countries stole remains and are yet to hand them back.