The head was reattached after a ceremony at the National Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. [Photo: Chinanews.com]
France has returned the head of a Hindu deity's statue from the 7th century to Cambodia.
The head has been re-attached to its body at a ceremony at the National Museum, more than 130 years after it was taken away by French researchers from a temple in southern Cambodia.
It had since been displayed at France's Guimet Museum until now.
The sculpture is of Harihara, a deity that represents the creation of the universe and its destruction.