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Cambodia Says the Met Museum Has Dozens of Its Looted Antiquities


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Cambodia has begun to press the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork in Manhattan to doc the way it acquired dozens of Khmer Empire antiquities that Cambodian officers, citing new proof, consider have been looted through the nation’s a long time of struggle and tumult.


Though Cambodia has pushed the Met and other museums lately for the return of particular person statues and sculptures it says have been pillaged between 1970 and 2000, this effort is much broader. Cambodian officers stated they’ve developed a spreadsheet of 45 “extremely vital” gadgets on the Met that the proof suggests have been stolen earlier than being donated or offered to the museum.


Officers with the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace, which has beforehand assisted Cambodia in recovering illicit antiquities, met with museum employees members final week to request they evaluation the provenance of quite a few the gadgets, Cambodian officers stated.


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