Christie’s has pulled a human skull and crossbones from auction over a rivaling claim for the body parts — valued at $20,000. The parts were reportedly used by Yale’s secret Order of Skull and Bones (with members like George W. Bush).
The order reportedly used the body parts as a ballot box and it was the subject of a prior lawsuit by the descendants of the Chiricahua Apache warrior Geronimo.
The World Archaeological Congress objected to the sale as an “affront to human dignity.”
Christie’s simply say that there was a title claim made after it advertised the item.
I am a bit surprised to see Christie’s enter the market for body parts in the first place. However, I would be very interested in who put up the parts for auction and who made the claim if anyone finds additional links.
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