There is a gallery in Southern California that sells pre-Columbian artifacts, including an enormous amount of gold figures that were fashioned into amulets and jewelry, buried with the dead 500-1,500 years ago in Central America, and dug up by grave robbers. I brought a photo of one of the amulets to a jeweler who actually worked with the Getty Museum, researching how pre-Columbian Indians made their gold pieces. He re-created one for me from the photo. It looks identical to an ancient one, but again, no bad karma, no grave robbing. OK, so it's not "ancient." But at least I can live with myself.
Los Angeles, California
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