Saturday, December 21, 2013

Momentum gains to unite ancient Cambodian statues

By Justine Drennan, Associated Press
December 21, 2013

PREAH VIHEAR PROVINCE, Cambodia (AP) — Rising out of the jungle on white pillars, the new Preah Vihear Museum's largest building stands empty. But Cambodian officials hope that one day it will be the place where nine ancient statues depicting a dramatic battle scene are reunited from around the world.

They came a step closer to that goal last week, when Sotheby's auction house in New York agreed to return one of the statues to Cambodia, ending a heated legal battle that began when the U.S. government filed a lawsuit last year at Cambodia's initiative to press for its return. Read more click here