Within the first episode, Dijkstra travels to Indonesia and investigates the story behind Banjarmasin’s diamond. The dear stone was taken by Dutch troops in 1859 after they took over the town by power and is now a part of the everlasting assortment of the Rijksmuseum. In Indonesia, Dijkstra speaks with potential heirs of the unique homeowners. He additionally asks why the Netherlands doesn’t merely return the diamond.
“Roft artwork just isn’t solely about returning artwork, additionally it is in regards to the spasmodic method wherein we cope with our colonial previous. That makes this sequence extra pressing than ever,” says Dijkstra within the announcement.
Different gadgets within the sequence embrace the crown of feathers from Moctezuma in Mexico, presently on show in Vienna, and a treasure from Benin, on show in Paris.
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