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ABOUT THE DISPOSITION OF ARTIFACTS
Most of ancient Chamorro and Spanish period artifacts were destroyed during WWII. Removable relics were removed either by individual collectors or government agents. During Spanish rule, most archival materials were dispatched to Manila, Madrid, or Rome. Significant portion of collection remaining are in storage in new location. Private collections are being held until suitable facility is available to curate and display artifacts. Remnants of artifacts are with private collectors in Guam, Manila, Cebu, Madrid, Mexico City, Acapulco, Washington D.C., Annapolis, Maryland and Honolulu.