​Koh Ker statues set to arrive on Tuesday | Phnom Penh Post

Koh Ker statues set to arrive on Tuesday

National

Publication date
10 June 2013 | 03:25 ICT

Reporter : Justine Drennan

More Topic

Two 10th-century Cambodian statues that New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to repatriate will arrive in Cambodia on Tuesday, Ek Tha, spokesman for the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit, said yesterday.

Last month, the Met decided to return the life-sized Kneeling Attendants after finding sufficient evidence that they had been looted from the Koh Ker temple complex in the 1970s.

“After more than 30 years of being away from their homeland, finally the two statues will return home,” Tha said. The statues will arrive just in time to be displayed in Phnom Penh’s Peace Palace during UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meetings from July 16 to 27, he added.

Following the meetings, which mark Cambodia’s first chairmanship of a UN committee, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts would decide on the statues’ permanent location, Tha said.

Contact PhnomPenh Post for full article

SR Digital Media
#41 St 228, Phum 4 Sangkat Boeng Rang, Khan Doun Penh, Phnom Penh Cambodia

Tel: Celcard: 078 555 166/ 078 555 133
Smart: 086 822 999 / 086 277 999

Copyright © All rights reserved, The Phnom Penh Post