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U.S. Returns Smuggled Artifacts to India

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Indian Statue Repatriation


NEW YORK, NEW YORK--The U.S. has handed over three artifacts stolen from a temple in Rajasthan, including a tenth-century statue of Shiva and Parvati, in a ceremony at the Indian consulate. Interpol had listed the looted objects as among the world’s most valuable stolen works of art. They were recovered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department after a tip from India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.