Sunday, April 8, 2012

Move to reunite ancient Cambodian statue with its rightful owners

The New York Times reports US prosecutors have filed suit demanding Sotheby's forfeit a 10th century statue the government says was looted from a Cambodian temple. US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara said: "The Duryodhana was looted from the country during a period of upheaval and unrest. With this action, we are taking an important step towards reuniting this ancient artifact with its rightful owners." Read more...
Image: the 1000 year old Duryodhana statue brought into the United States by Sotheby's