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New York/Canadian-Media: Brooklyn Museum in New York City, for the second time has returned pieces, some older than 2,000 years, including an unfinished tombstone, a large ceramic vase painted with beeswax, human representations and ancient tools to process corn are artifacts of a collection to the central American country, media reports said.
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Located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Museum is art museum and covers 560,000 square feet (52,000 m 2 ), and is New York City 's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.
“The tombstone is a piece we have only seen as illustrations in study books here,” Daniela Meneses, a researcher at the National Museum of Costa Rica, said at a viewing for the media. “It’s amazing to see that piece now. It’s very emotional," National Post reported
Believed to have been part of a tomb of an important person from a now-extinct civilization, the tombstone is almost half a meter high.
One of the largest pieces in the shipment is a vase, adorned with human figures and peculiar geometric lines, painted with beeswax, presumably used to store seeds or water.
There are still more artifacts from Costa Rica in Brooklyn and in other museums in the United States.
Seven years ago, four sites in the southern part of the country were recognized as World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.