Not Cool: Americans Charged With Stealing Rare Mayan Relics

  • Guatemalan authorities found over 1,200 Mayan artifacts at the house of two U.S. citizens in the country after they were accused of smuggling archaeological pieces, authorities said on Thursday.
  • On Wednesday, authorities found 722 large archaeological pieces and 500 smaller ones in the home of Allison Jolluck and Giorgio Salvidor Rossilli in Antigua Guatemala. Some of the pieces included items made of jade and basalt.
  • The couple was being investigated for crimes against Guatemala’s cultural heritage after they were detained twice earlier this week for attempting to smuggle pre-hispanic artifacts.
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