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Kingdom works to return artifacts looted during the war

Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona said experts from the ministry are working to ensure the return of artifacts that were looted from the Kingdom during wartime periods and are currently in the US.

She said while the exact number of artifacts located in the US is still unknown, 42 statues had been returned so far.

Sackona told The Post on March 15 that ministry experts are cooperating with US legal experts and authorities in order to return artifacts that were lost at Koh Keh, Angkor Wat, and other ancient temples.

“In 2019, we had 42 ancient statues returned from the US. We are still working on returning others that were taken from the Kingdom which are now in the US.

Follow the story at https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-works-return-artefacts-looted-during-war

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