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USA Returns Stolen Treasures to India

07 Jun 2016 12:01 PM

USA Returns Stolen Treasures to India
WASHINGTON (CN) — The United States on Monday returned more than 200 stolen artifacts looted from cultural sites in India, worth more than $100 million, some of them dating back 2,000 years.

     "Among the pieces returned is a statue of Saint Manikkavichavakar, a Hindu mystic and poet from the Chola period (circa 850 AD to 1250 AD) stolen from the Sivan Temple in Chennai, India, which is valued at $1.5 million," the U.S. Attorney General's Office said in a statement.

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