National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1994

Ownership of archaeological object.

2.—(1) Without prejudice to any other rights howsoever arising in relation to any archaeological object found before the coming into operation of this section, there shall stand vested in the State the ownership of any archaeological object found in the State after the coming into operation of this section where such object has no known owner at the time when it was found.

(2) In this section “owner” means the person for the time being having such estate or interest in the archaeological object as entitles him to the actual possession thereof.