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Stolen Buddhist artefacts return to Thailand

Stolen Buddhist artefacts return to Thailand

photos courtesy of The Fine Arts Department

Thirteen ancient Buddha artefacts valued at about 16.5 million baht have recently returned from the United States to Thailand. The Fine Arts Department of (FAD) plans to host an exhibition to showcase the treasures in the future.

According to FAD director-general Prateep Pengtako, the antiquities were stolen by Subhash Kapoor, a former Manhattan art dealer who founded Art Of The Past gallery in New York in 1974. He operated a multinational trafficking ring with seven co-conspirators…

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