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Looted Angkorian jewellery recovered from the UK to go on show at National Museum

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Several Angkorian and pre-Angkorian relics will soon go on display at the National Museum. Heng Chivoan

Looted Angkorian jewellery recovered from the UK to go on show at National Museum

The Apsara Authority handed over several Angkorian and pre-Angkorian relics to the National Museum yesterday in preparation for a three-month exhibition that will highlight jewellery from the Kingdom’s past.

National Museum Director Kong Vireak said the exhibition, which will begin next month, will primarily showcase a set of looted Angkorian jewellery recently recovered from the United Kingdom.

Among the items lent to the museum yesterday was a gold hair accessory found at Siem Reap’s Ta Prohm temple and two pre-13th-century bronze Buddha statues unearthed on Phnom Kulen.

Separately, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday announced a $350,000 award from the US Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Center to restore the 10th-century Phnom Bakheng temple at the Angkor Archaeological Park.

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