Ancient Thai religious items make ‘sacred journey home’ decades after being stolen – South China Morning Post

Ancient Thai religious items make ‘sacred journey home’ decades after being stolen – South China Morning Post

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Two stolen hand-carved religious artefacts, sandstone lintels dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries, were returned to the Thai government on Tuesday in a ceremony more than 50 years overdue.The 680kg antiquities had been stolen and exported from Thailand – a violation of Thai law – roughly a half-century ago, authorities said, and donated to the city of San Francisco, authorities said. They had been exhibited at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.San Francisco, which owns the museum, agreed…Read More

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