Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm
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Hawaiian Skulls in Sweden

The Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm wants to return five skulls to Hawaii.

The skulls were brought to Sweden in the late 19th century after a research trip to the area, and for many years they were part of a collection housed at Uppsala University.

In 2006 the museum conducted an inventory on the request of the government. In conjunction with this the museum was contacted by the Group Caring for the Ancestors of Hawaii, asking for the return of the human remains. The museum is in favour of returning the items and has now left it up to the government to decide on the matter.

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