Lawyers Go to Cambodia Over Statue

03 Mar 2013 4:44 PM | Anonymous

Lawyers Go to Cambodia Over Statue
Published: March 1, 2013

 Two lawyers from the United States Attorney’s Office in Manhattan traveled into the Cambodian jungle this week to inspect an ancient, crumbling temple as part of their office’s effort to seize a 10th-century Khmer statue that Sotheby’s hopes to sell at auction.

The unusual four-day trip is the latest development in a court case involving the auction house and United States officials, who are trying to help Cambodia gain possession of the statue, which it contends was looted from the temple during the chaos of that country’s civil war.

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