Stolen 7th-century bronze statue returned to Vietnam

September 14, 2023

Vietnam received a seventh-century bronze statue of four-armed goddess Durga from the family of British antiques smuggler Douglas Latchford at a ceremony in London on Wednesday afternoon. It was stolen from the My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam in 2008. He bought the seventh-century bronze statue depicting the four-armed goddess Durga in 2008 and 2009. In January 2009, Latchford emailed an antiques dealer a photo of the goddess Durga statue lying on its back, covered with dust and minerals, indicating that the statue had just been excavated. Long added the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK will cooperate closely with domestic agencies to safely transport the statue to Vietnam.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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