Cambodia welcomes return of 1,000-year-old statues

03 Jun 2014 1:17 PM | Anonymous
  Cambodia welcomes return of 1,000-year-old statues
 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - (AP) -- Three 1,000-year-old statues depicting Hindu mythology were welcomed home to Cambodia on Tuesday after being looted from a temple during the country's civil war and put in Western art collections.

The pieces were handed over at a ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister Sok An and U.S. diplomat Jeff Daigle after being returned by the U.S. branches of auction houses Sotheby's and Christie's, and the Norton Simon Museum in California.

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/cambodia-welcomes-return-of-1-000-year-old-statues-1.8317544

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