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August 7 2013

Maori chief's mummified head to return to New Zealand after 150 years in UK


A mummified head said to be that of a South Sea island chief is to be sent back to New Zealand after more than 150 years in the UK.

The Maori head, or toi moko, was brought to Britain in the 1840s and kept at Warrington Museum in Cheshire.

The museum announced it was sending the head back to its motherland due to its "great cultural importance".

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