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Two Ancient Statues Returned to Cambodiai
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08 May 2014
Cambodia has officially received two 10th Century artifacts looted from a jungle temple more than four decades ago. One statue is the US attorney forced Sotheby’s to return. The second was voluntarily returned to Cambodia by Christie’s. “The Royal Government of Cambodia appeals to all museums and art collectors around the world to follow the examples of returning plundered treasure to their rightful owners as part of the worldwide campaign for the protection of cultural heritage,” Cabinet Minister Sok An said Thursday at a ceremony in New York to mark the return of the artifacts. (Men Kimseng, New York)

Two Ancient Statues Returned to Cambodia

Published 08.05.2014

Cambodia has officially received two 10th Century artifacts looted from a jungle temple more than four decades ago. One statue is the US attorney forced Sotheby’s to return. The second was voluntarily returned to Cambodia by Christie’s. “The Royal Government of Cambodia appeals to all museums and art collectors around the world to follow the examples of returning plundered treasure to their rightful owners as part of the worldwide campaign for the protection of cultural heritage,” Cabinet Minister Sok An said Thursday at a ceremony in New York to mark the return of the artifacts. (Men Kimseng, New York)