'Indiana Jane' and the Looted Temples of Koh Ker

06 Jun 2014 3:16 PM | Anonymous

'Indiana Jane' and the Looted Temples of Koh Ker


In what has been a long time coming, three 1,000-year-old statues looted in the 1970s were sent back to Cambodia this week after U.S. authorities used their collective clout and had them returned from auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and the Norton Simon Museum in California.

Critical to their return was Tess Davis, a U.S. art lawyer and affiliate researcher at the University of Glasgow, who stressed Cambodia had only won the first in a series of battles, in what could prove to be a protracted war over the return of looted art.



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