Cambodia crusades to retrieve looted treasures from foreign museums

24 Apr 2014 11:10 AM | Anonymous

Cambodia crusades to retrieve looted treasures from foreign museums     

Phnom Penh (dpa) - Cambodia, which was heavily looted of many of its cultural riches during the Khmer Rouge years and the turbulent civil war that followed, is making concerted efforts to get its priceless antiquities back.

The poor Southeast Asian nation has confronted the arts trade and is having more than a little success.

After going into a prolonged legal battle with the influential auction house Sotheby's, a 10th-century Khmer statue which is valued at about 3 million dollars and was to be auctioned in the United States is instead due to be returned to Cambodia some time in the next few months.
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