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 France Returns Head of Hindu Statue Taken 130 Years Ago

新华网 2016-01-22 11:16


  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.