France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh

20 Jan 2016 1:02 PM | Anonymous

France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh 

 

PHNOM PENH (AFP).- A French museum has returned the head of a statue of a Hindu god that was taken from a Cambodian temple 130 years ago, the Culture Ministry said Tuesday.

The head of the Harihara statue, a combined representation of the Hindu gods Vishnu and Shiva, was returned by France's Guimet Museum on Saturday at the kingdom's request, according to Thai Noraksathya, a spokesman for the Ministry of Culture.  
 

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