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Angkorian antiquities on show after return from United Kingdom

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A museum-goer takes a photograph of an Angkorian-era statue adorned in ancient jewellery at the National Museum last week.

Angkorian antiquities on show after return from United Kingdom

The National Museum is currently running a monthlong exhibition of Angkorian jewellery to celebrate the return last month of several gold pieces from the United Kingdom, believed to have been looted from Angkor Wat.

The pieces featured prominently in a book written by two Southeast Asian antiquities experts who are accused by New York district prosecutors of conspiring with a prominent Manhattan art dealer to traffic antiquities.

The dealer, Nancy Wiener, is due to appear in court in New York on February 20. The exhibition runs through February 4.

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